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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she, who would give a thousand lives to redeem
1) to think. 2) to do.
li. Feroveringszucht sonder doel.
Cineas, the Thessaliari, the wise friend and
confident ofPyrrhus, observing the great prepa-
rations that Prince was making for his expedi-
tion into Italy, said to him: » Should the gods
bless your arms with success against the Romans,
what advantage do you expect from it?" —
» Rome once subdued," replied the King, » I-
taly must be ours of course". — » This achie-
ved," says Cineas, »what follows then?" The
King, not perceiving his friend's aim , replied,
» Sicily, an island, the importance of which
3'ou are so well acquainted with, should then
yield us fresh laurels." — » But," answered
Cineas, » will the conquest of Sicily terminate
our enterprises?" — » By no means," answered
the King warmly. » Sicily subdued , Carthage ,
and with it Africa, Macedonia, and all Greece,
should then fill up the list of our victories." —
» Very well , replied Cineas ; and what should
we do then ? — » We will then enjoy ourselves
in case, pleasure, and content," says the king.
» Oh, my Lord," replies the sagacious coun-
sellor, and what prevents our doing so now?
why should we take such [pains lo obtain the
happiness already in our possession?"
85. De eerbiedige uitzondering.
A Gentleman supping at an inn in a little bo-
rough-town, when the cloth was taken away,
the landlord enquired how he liked his fare.
» Extremely well," said the gentleman, » I have
supped as well as any man in the kingdom." —
» Except Mr. Mayor," said the landlord. » I
except nobody," said the gentleman. » You