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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the breech. The Marshal instantly turns about;
and the fellow, frightened out of his wits, be-
holds the face of his master. Down he drops
upon his knees: — «Oh! my Lord! 1 thought
it was George." — » And suppose it had been
George," replied the Marshal, rubbing his back-
side, » you ought not to strike quite so hard."
97. Opoffering voor 't vaderland.
AVhen Calais, after a shameful revolt, was re-
taken by Edward 111., he, as a punishment, ap-
pointed six of the most reputable burgesses to be
put to death, leaving the inhabitants to choose
the victims. "While the inhabitants, stupidly a-
ghast, declined to make a choice, Eustace de St.
Pierre, a burgess of the first rank, ofl'ered him-
self to be one of the devoted six. A generosity
so uncommon raised such admiration, that five
more were quickly found l).who followed his
example. These six illustrious persons, march-
ing out bare-footed, with halters about their
necks, presented to the conqueror the keys of
the town. The Queen, being informed of their
heroic virtue, threw2) herself at the King'sfeet,
intreating him, with tears in her eyes, to regard
such illustrious merit. She not only obtained
their pardon, but entertained them in her own
tent, and dismissed them with a handsome present.
1) to find. 2) to throw.
98. Middcl tegcn den toorn.
Augustus, who was prone to anger, got *) the
following lesson from Athenodorus the philoso-
pher: tiiat so soon as he should feel .the first
emotions towards anger, lie should repeat deli-
berately the whole letters of the alphabet.
*) lo grt'.