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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58, Hel doodshoofd.
A Sultan, amusing hjmself with walking, ob-
served a Dsrvis sitting with a human skull in
his lap: not observing his Majesty, the reverend
old man was looking very earnestly at the skull,
and appeared to be in a very profound reverie.
His attitude and manner surprised the Sultan,
who approached him, and demanded the cause
of his being so deeply ^gaged in reflection?
» Sire," said the Dervis, -r this skull was pre-
sented to me this morning, and 1 have from that
moment been endeavouring in vain, to discover
whether it is the skull of a powerful monarch,
like your Majesty, or of a poor Dervis, like
59. Genade op kosten van een' ander'.
A blacksmith of a village murdered a man, and
was condemned to be hanged. The chief peasants
of the place joined together, and begged the Al-
cade, that the blacksmith might not sufier, be-
cause he was necessary to the place, which could
not do without a blacksmith, to shoe horses,
mend wheels, etc. But tlie Alcade said: » How
then can I fulfil justice?" A labourer answered:
> Sir, there are two weavers in the village, and
for so small a place one is enough ; hang the other."
60. Hoogmoed vernederd door de aard-
Alcibiades one day boasting of his vast posses-
sions, Socrates, whose scholar he had been, shew-
ed him a map, and desired him to point out At-
tica, which with some difficulty he did. The
Philosopher then bid him shew thé situation of
his own estate. This, Alcibiades said, was im-
practicable, as it could not be distinguished in a
map of so small a scale. » Behold then," said
the Philosopher, > what an imperceptible spot
you arc proud of."