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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in eminent, or those who were in low situations
of life. »Ho!" says the Duke, on observing
three or four peasants, who were making their
frugal meal under a tree, » these men shall settle
the point for us." He comes up to them, and
accosting them in his usual gracious manner says:
»My friends, are ypu happy? Pray tell me."
Three of them told 4) him, » that confining their
happiness to a few acres which they had received
from their ancestors, they desired nothingfarther."
The fourth said, » that all 5) he wished was to
be able to regain the possession of a part of his pa-
trimony, which had passed into other hands by
the misfortunes of some of his family." — »Well
then, my friend, if you had it again, you think
that you should bo liappy ?" — > As happy, my
Lord Duke, I think, as a man can possibly be
in this world." — » What would it cost you to
recover it?" — » Two thousand livres. Sir." —
» Well then," said the Duke, turning to one of
his attendants, » present him with the money,
that I may say I have had the satisfaction to
day of making one person happy."
1} to win. 2) to say, 3) to be. 4) to tell. 5) uilgelaten that.
103. De veelbelovende papegaai.
A man wanting to purchase a parrot, repairs to
a shop, where there were plenty, surveys them
all with attention, and was charmed with their
eloquence. Observing one that was silent: » And
you, Mr. Unsociable, not a single word? are you
afraid of being troublesome?" — » I think not
the less," replies our sage parrot.— »Admirable,"
siiys the purchaser. »What's your price?" —
» So much." — » There it is; I am happy."
— He went home in full belief that his parrot
could speak miracles. But after a month's trial,
it could not utter a word except the tiresome:
ƒ think not the less, — » Woe be to you," say«