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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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_200628
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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fetching the cream for breakfast, the gentleman
one morning called them both before him, that
he might hear what they had to say, and decide
accordingly. The maid pleaded, » That the
coachman was lounging about the kitchen the best
>art of the morning, yet he was so ill-natured
le would not fetch the cream for her; tho' he,
saw *) she had so much to do, that she had not
a moment to spare." The coachman said,
> It was none of his business." • Very well,"
said the master; . But, pray, what do you call
your business?" — .To take care of the horses,
and clean and drive the coach." — » You say
right," answered the master; » and I do not
expect you to do more than I hired you for :
but this I insist on, that every morning, before
breakfast, you get the coach ready, and drive
the maid to the farmer's for the milk, and I
hope, you will allow that to be part of your
business."
*) to see.
80. Kinderlijke liefde.
The son of an old veteran in the French ser-
vice was admitted into l'école militaire, where,
notwithstanding the noble provision made 1) for
the subsistence of the youth in that seminary,
no persuasions could prevail on him to taste any
thing but the coarsest bread and cofnmon water.
The Duke de Choiseul being informed of this
odd circumstance, ordered the youth before him,
and asked him his reason for an abstemiousness
so uncommon. To this he replied, with a man-
ly fortitude: . Sir, when I had the honour of
being admitted to the protection of this royal
foundation, my father conducted me hither. We
came our journey on foot ; the demands of na-
ture were relieved by bread and water, I was
received, my father blessed me, and returned to