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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hand, polite manners, and tlie turn of the world ,
are too often unsupported by knowledge, and
consequently end contemptibly in the frivolous
dissipation of drawing-rooms and ruelles. You
are now got 1) over the dry and dilDcult parts
of learning; what remains, requires much more
time than trouble. You have lost time by your
illness; you must regain it now or never. I
therefore most earnestly desire, for your own
sake, that for these next six months, at least six
hours every morning, uninterruptedly, may be
inviolably sacred to your studies with Mr. Harte 2).
So much for the mornings, which, from your
own good sense, and Mr. Harte's tenderness and
care of you, w ill, I am sure, be thus well em-
ployed. It is not only reasonable, but useful
too, that your evenings should be devoted to
amusements and pleasures; and therefore I not
only allow but recommend, that they should be
employed at assemblies, balls, spectacles, and in
the best companies; with this restriction only:
That ,the consequences of the evening's diversions
may not break in upon the morning's studies, by
breakfasting, visits, and idle parties into the
country. At your age, you need not be asham-
ed}, when any of these morning parties are pro-
posed, to say you must beg to be excused, for
you are obliged to devote your mornings to Mr.
Harte; that I will have it so; and that you dare
not do otherwise. Lay it all upon me; though
I am persuaded it will be as much your own in-
clination as it is mine. But those frivolous, idle
people, whose time hangs upon their own hands,
and who desire to make others lose theirs too,
are not to be reasoned with; and indeed it would
be doing them too much honour. The shortest,
civil answers are the best: I cannot, dare not
instead of I will not; for if you were to enter
with them into the necessity of study, and the
usefulness of knowledge, it would only furnish