Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnende, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich; Bomhoff, Derk
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1840
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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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114. Hendrik IV. als huisvader.
Henry IV., King of France, did not think it
necessary, that the dignity of the crown should
extinguish in him the sentiments of nature. He
was guided by her, and was ne'ver better pleased
than when he could yield himself up to her soft
impressions. At the tables of his friends, wiiom
he loved to surprise, he used to give himself up
to all the natural gaiety of his temper. Hedisrob-
ed himself of majesty, and condescended to be-
come the agreeable companion. A charming fami-
liarity, a frankness, and pleasant way of joking
made up the best part of their repasts. In the
midst of his family he was no more a king, but
a father and friend. He would have his children
call him Papa or Father, and not Sir. He used
frequently to join in their amusements; and
one day that this restorer of France and peace-
maker of all Europe was going on all-fours with
the dauphin, his son, on his back, an Ambassa-
dor suddenly entered the apartment, and surprised
him in this attittide. The monarch, without
moving from it, said to him: • Monsieur l'Am-
bassadeur, have you any children?" .l'es. Sire!"
replied he. — » Very well, then I shall finish
my race round the chamber." —
115. Edelmoedigheid van eenen die/.
That there is sometimes honour among thieves,
is proved by the following circumstance, which
happened Dec. 19. 1786. — A lady walking
across some fields in the neighbourhood of Isling-
ton, observed two very suspicious looking fel-
lows, who seemed watching an opportunity of
robbing her, as they took 1) the same road with
herself, and kept 2) at a very little distance from
her. Her alarm was increased by observing a
similar jappearance, in a pathway at a little dis-
tance, but as the ease did not admit of hesitation,