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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should die content, could I find an opportunity
to testify my gratitude."
»Your wislies are accomplished, cried ray
prisoner in a transport; I am he who received
you in my palace." —
.1 embraced him with tears, took off his chains
and inquired by vyhat fatality he had incurred the
Caliph's displeasure." Some contemptible enemies,
he replied, have found i) means to asperse me
unjustly to Mamoun. I was hurried from Damas-
cus, and cruelly denied the consolation of em-
bracing my wife and children. As I have reason
lo apprehend the worst, I request you to acquaint
them with my misfortunes." — »No, no, said
I, you shall not die: be at liberty from this mo-
ment. Depart immediately, (presenting him with
a thousand sequins in a purse): haste to rejoin
the precious objects of your afTection. Let the
Caliph's indignation fall on me: I dread it not, if
I preserve your life." — > What a proposal do
you make! answered my prisoner, can you think
me capable of accepting it ? Shall I sacrifice that
life now, which 1 formerly saved? Endeavour to
convince the Caliph of my innocence, this is the
only proof I will admit of your gratitude. If you
cannot undeceive him, I will go myself, and
offer my heifd. Let him dispose of my life, pro-
vided yours be safe."
» I presented myself next morning before Ma-
moun. He was dressed in a crimson-coloured
mantle, a symbol of his anger. He inquired where
my prisoner was, and ordered the executioner to
attend. » My lord, said I, throwing myself at his
feet, something very extraordinary has happened
with respect to him, will your Majesty permit
me to explain it?"
» These words threw 5) him into a passion.—
» I swear, cried he, by the soul of my ancestors,
that thy head shall pay for it, if thou hast suf-
fered the prisoner to escapc." — » Both my life