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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a very fine dog, which he had bought *) for a
large sum of money, cut off his tall, which was
reckoned his greatest ornament. His friends tell-
ing him, the whole city blamed him for so fool-
ish an action: » That js what I aimed at," said
he; »1 had rather they should discourse about
my dog's tail, than scrutinize my conduct."
]) to buy.
68. J?0 goede keus.
Themistocles being solicited for his consent, to
marry his daughter, by two persons, the one a
poor honest man, the other one with an
indifferent character, gave her to the former: for
which he assigned the following reason : i> That
he preferred a son in law of merit without a for-
tune, to one of fortune without merit."
69. Menschelijkheid eens vlugtenden konings.
Darius, in his flight after the battle oflssus,*)
came with a few attendants to a river, which he
crossed by means of a bridge, and which his fol-
lowers advised him to break down to prevent the
pursuit of the enemy, i No" said the King, »1
value not my life at so dear a rate, as to sacrifice
the lives of such a number of my subjects, as
must, in that case, be exposed to the rage of
their enemies. They have a right equal to mine
to the passage of this bridge, and I will not be so
barbarous as to rob them of it."
*) Jssus, eene stad in Cilicie, waar Darius door Alex-
ander ovcrwonncn werd.
70. Roem in plaats van nakomelingschap.
Epaminondas, the Theban General, being mor-
tally wounded with a javelin, at the battle of
Mantinea, was carried by his soldiers into his
tent. The surgeons f(fl«r having examined his
wound, declared that he would expire as soon
as the weapon which was still in it, was drawn