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 iiiaster; » you are no better than a sot; and
I a greater sot for valuing you upon a single word."
104. Voor den dood is men nergens veilig.
A merchant at sea asked the skipper, what
death his father died? — »My father," says the
skipper, » my grandfather, and my great-grand-
father were all drowned." — » Well," replies
the merchant, » and are not you afraid of being
drowned too?"'— »Pray," says-the other,
• what death did your father, grandfather and
great-grandfather die?" — » All in their beds,"
says the merchant. — » Very good," says the
skipper, »and why should I be afraid of going
to sea, more than you are of going to bed?"
105. De taal der vogelen.
The Sultan Mahmoud, by his perpetual wars
abroad, and by his tyranny at home, had filled
his dominions vv^th ruin and desolation, and half
unpeopled the Persian empire. The Vizier to this
great Sultan (whether a humorist or an enthu-
siast we are not informed) pretended to have
learned of a certain Dervise to understand the lan-
guage of birds, so that there was not a bird that
could open his mouth, but the vizier knew 1)
what it was 2) he said. As he was one evening
with the emperor, in their return from hunting,
they saw 3) a couple of owls upon a tree, that
grew i) near an old wall upon a heap of rubbish,
s I would fain know," says the Sultan, » what
these two owls are saying to one another; listen
to their discourse; and give me an account of
it." — The vizier approached the tree, pretend-
ing to be very attentive to the two owls. Upon
his return to the sultan: . Sir, says he, I have
heard part of their conversation, but dare not
tell you what it was." — The sultan would not
be satisfied with such an answer, but forced him