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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his hand , which dropped into the water , and
immediately sank 1) to the bottom. Being in
great distress for the loss of it, he sat 2) down
and bemoaned his misfortune. Upon this Mercury
appeared to him, and being informed of the cause
of his complaint, dived to the bottom of
the river, and coming up again, shewed 3) the
Man a golden hatchet^ and asked, if that was
his? To which he honestly answered: No. Upon
this Mercury dived a second time and brought
4) up a silver one. The Man refused it, al-
leging likewise, that it was not his. He then
dived a third time, and brought up the very
hatchet the man had lost 5), upon sight of which
the poor wretch was overjoyed , and took 6)
it with all humility and thankfulness. Mercury
was so pleased with the fellow's honesty, that
he gave 7) him the other two into the bargain
as a reward for his just dealing. The man goes
8) to his companions, and giving them an ac-
count of what had happened , one of them
went 9) presently to the river's side, and'let
his hatchet fall into the stream. Then sitting down
upon the bank, he fell 10) a weeping, as if he
had been sorely afflicted. Mercury appeared as
before, dived into the river, and brought up a
golden hatchet, and asked him, if that was his.
Transported at the sight of the precious metal,
he answered, yes, and went to snatch it gree-
dily. But the God detesting his abominable im-
pudence , not only refused to give him that,
but would 11) not so much as 12) let him have
his own again.
This verifies the old Proverb , that honesty
is the best Policy.
1) to sink. 2) to sit. 3) to shew, 4) tobring, S)iolose.
6) to take. 7) lo give. 8) lo go. 9) lo go. 10) to fall.
{hij begint te schreijcn) II) will. 12) d. i, zelfs niet,
39. De gierigaard.
As a miser sat 1) at his desk, counting over
his heaps of gold, a magpie eloping from his