Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnende, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich; Bomhoff, Derk
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1840
5e verb. dr.
Opmerking: Vert. van: Englisches Lesebuch für Anfänger, nebst Wörterbuch und Sprachlehre. - 1795
Auteursrechten: Zie auteursrechten
Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 4085
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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to them; the not doing it, is thought 5) to imply
conscious guilt; besides that you lose the advantage
of observing by their countenances what impression
your discourse makes upon them. In order to
know people's real sentiments, I trust much more
to my eyes than to my ears.
PJeither retail nor receive scandal, willingly:
for though the defamation of others may, for tho
present, gratify the malignity or the pride of our
hearts, cool reflection will draw very disadvanta-
geous conclusions from such a disposition; and in
the case of scandal, as in that of robbery, the
receiver is always thought as bad as the thief.
. Mimicry, which is the common and favourite
amusement of little, low minds, is in the utmost
contempt with great ones. It is the lowest and
most illiberal of all buffoonery. Pray, neither
practise it yourself, nor applaud it in others.
Besides that, the person mimicked is insulted;
and, as I have often observed lo you before,
an insnlt is never forgiven.
One word only, as to swearing: and that, I
hope and believe, is more than is necessary. You
aUtiy sometimes hear some people, in good com-
pany, interlard their discourse with oaths, byway
of embellishment, as they think; but you must
observe too, lhat those who do so, are never
those who contributein any degree, lo give
that company the denomination of good com-
pany. They are always sulbalterns, or people of
low education.
Loud laughter is the mirth of the mob, who
are only pleased with silly things. A man of parts
and fashion is therefore only seen to smile, but
never heard to laugh.
But all the above mentioned rules, however
carefully you may observe them, will lose half
their etfect, if unaccompanied by the Graces.
Whatever you say, if you say it with a superci-
lious, cynical face, or an embarrassed countc-