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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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_200628
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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Having one day ordered a Mandarin , his most
faithful favourite, to drink with him, the Prince
got 1) drunk, and afterwards fell into a profound
sleep. The Mandarin, who dreaded the conse-
quences of this intemperance, passed into the
lodge of the eunuchs, and told 2) them that the
Emperor was drunk, that it was to he feared he
might contract the habit of drinking to excess;
that wine would still more irritate his temper,
which was already too violent, and that, in this
state, he would not even spare his dearest favou-
rites. » To remedy so great an evil," added
the Mandarin, » you must load me with chains,
» and put me into a dungeon, as if the order
» came from the Emperor."
Tl»e eunuchs approved of this scheme, for their
own interest. The Prince surprised to find him-
self alone at waking, asked what became of his
table companion? He was answered, that having
had the misfortune to displease his Majesty, he
was led 3) by his orders into a close prison,
where he was to be put to death.
The Monarch appeared for some time lost 4)
in tho'jght, and at length gave orders for the
Mandarin to be brought 5) before him. He ap-
peared , loaded with irons, and threw himself at
his master's feet, as a criminal, waiting the sen-
tence of his death.
• What brought thee into that condition," said
the Prince to him. » What crime hast thou com-
mitted?" — » I am ignorant of my crime," ans-
wered the Mandarin; » all I know is that your
Majesty had commanded me to be thrown in-
to a dark prison, and there to be delivered
over to death."
The emperor, becoming more thoughtful than
before, appeared to be surprised and troubled.
At last, imputing to the fumes of drunkenness a
violence which he had not the least remembrance
of, he had the Mandarin's irons struck oIF, and