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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encouraged him with the famous expression:
> Know, you carry Caesar and all his fortunes."
*) Brundustum in Italië teas tegenover Dyrrachium in
Epirus gelegen.
21. Voordeelen des verstands.
The Duke of Newcastle told 1) the Rev. 2)
Mr. Sterne one day in conversation: » That men
of wit were not fit to be employed, being inca-
pable of business." The wit replied: .Theyare
not incapable, ray Lord, but above it; a spright-
ly , generous horse is able to carry a pack-saddle
as well as an ass; but he is too good to be put
to the drudgery."
1) to tell. 2) d. i. Reverend, titel der geestelijkheid-,
22. Leonidas.
A soldier saying, at Thermopylae, that the
arrows of the Barbarians *) were so numerous
as to hide the sun; » Then," said Leonidas,
» we shall have the great advantage of fighting
in the shade."
*) d. i. de Perzen.
23. Laconische stijl.
When Xerxes, at the head of an army incredi-
bly numerous invaded Greece, he was greatly
surprised to find Leonidas with only three hundred
Spartans, prepared to dispute his passage, at the
straits of Thermopylae, and sent to him to
deliver up his arms. To which Leonidas return-
ed the following short, but resolute answer:
» Come, and take them."
2-4. De teedere vader.
Agesilaus being very fond of his children,
would sometimes ride about on a cane among
them. A friend catching him at this sport, he
said: » Tell nobody till you are yourself a fi\-