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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. there's a skull: but I'll 3) be shot 4), if the
> owner is not coming for it."
I) to undertake. 2) lo get. 3) coor I will. 4) to shoot.
62. De loom in den mond.
A young man of distinction , just returned from
the grand tour 1), and who exertetl the travel-
ler's- privilege of embellishing the truth with the
flowers of invention, with a great deal of free-
dom, was one day recounting the number of
presents he had received from diif'erent foreign
princes, particularly a very .grand bridle given
him by the French king. » It is so elegantly
ornamented with gold and precious stones," said
he, » that I cannot think of putting it in the
mouth of my horse; what shall I do with it?"
continued he, to an old veteran in the army. —
» Put it in your own 2), my Lord," replied
the officer.
1) d. i. groote reis door Europa. 2) d. i. zicijg.
13. Uimelijksliefde.
After Cyrus the Great had, by a stratagem,
surprised the King of Armenia, and all his fami-
ly, he asked Tigranes, the King's son, what he
would give to restore his Lady (whom he had
lately married) to her liberty? > A thousand
lives, if I had them," replied the Prince. Cy-
rus, however, gave them all their liberty, after
swearing them to be friends and allies to the
Medes and Persians. On their return, while eve-
ry one was praising the J.coraeiiness and beha-
viour of the Persian Prince, Tigranes asked his
wife: » What she thought 1) of the person and
behaviour of Cyrus?" To which she replied,
» She did 2) not take much notice of him." —
» No?" rej)lied the prince. » What else could
command your attention P" — • The man, said