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
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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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eighteen months in vain besieged the famous city
of Babylon, was one morning greatly surprised
to see Zopyrus, one of his greatest nobles and
favourites, appear before him without either nose
or ears, and otherwise terribly wounded in diffe-
rent parts of his body. » Who," demanded the
King, » has dared io use you in this manner?"
— . My zeal for your service," replied Zopy-
rus. He added, that he designed, in that con-
dition to desert to the enemy; and they agreed
together upon the measures 1) they should pur-
sue. Zopyrus then departed, and having gained
admission into the city, was carried before the
governor, whom he informed, that the wretched
condition in which he appeared was the effect
of Darius cruelty, for advising him to discon-
tinue the siege, as there was no probability of
reducing the place. » All I desire," continued
he, »is an opportunity of revenging the imjust
and ungrateful treatment I have met 2) with; to
accomplish which, I freely offer you my ser-
vice." His proposal was readily accepted, and a
command given him of as many troops as he
desired; with these he made two or three suc-
cessful sallies upon the besiegers. He, at last,
gained the confidence of the Babylonians so en-
tirely, that they entrusted the defence of the
city wholly to his management. He had now
gained his point. Upon a signal given by Zo-
pyrus, Darius made an attack upon the gates,
which Avere given up to him, and by that means
he made 3) himself master of the city, which it
is probable with all his forces he could not
otherwise have effected.
1) vitgclaten which. 2) to meet, 3) to make.
73. l)e ongehutode en de vader.
Solon, the Athenian lawgiver, on a visit to
Tiialcs the Milesian, told 1) him: » He was