Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnende, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich; Bomhoff, Derk
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1840
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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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amazed at his never expressing any desire of njar-
rying, and having children." Thales made but
a trifling answer, and gave 2) the discourse ano-
ther turn. However, a day or two after, he
introduced a stranger (whom he had instructed
how to act) into the company of Solon, who,
finding he was just arrived from Athens, asked
him: > What news from thence?" The stranger
replied: » The most remarkable was the funeral
of a young man, which was attended by most of
the citizens, he being the son of a man, for
whom they had the highest esteem, but who was
then abroad." —» What was the father's name?"
said Solon anxiously. » I really cannot remem-
ber," said the stranger. > Was it Solon?" said
the Athenian. » It was," replied the stranger.
Solon immediately lost 5) the philosopher in the
father. He rent 4) his clothes, and gave him-
self up to the most immoderate grief. . Be of
good cheer, my friend," said Thales, taking his
hand; > this story is a mere fiction, you now
know my motives for living single; because I
would not be exposed to those painful sensations
you have just experienced."
1) to tell. 2) to give. 3) to lose. 4) to rend.
Ih. Dronkenschap.
Cyrus, when he was about twelve years of
age, being at the court of Astyages, king of
Media, his grandfather, waited on him at an
entertainment in quality of his cup-bearer. The
king was greatly pleased with,his adroit beha-
viour, but said to him: » You have forgot 1)
the principal part of your business in not tasting
to me."—» No," answered the young prince,
• it was not forgetfulness. Sir." — . Why did
you omit it then?" said the King. . Because I
imagined the liquor to be poisoned," replied
Cyrus. » How came you to think so?" de-