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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ployed the rest in merchandising, and grew to be
a richcr man than his lather, or any of his pro-
1) to loave. 2) to ly en lie. 3) to fall. 4) to spend. 8)
to go.'6) to stand. 7) to find. 8) to sell 9) to strilte.
10) to talte. II) to get. 12) to grow. 13) to buy.
128. Weldadighcid van een' arme.
An inhabitant of a village in the circle of Sua-
bia was reduced to the most extreme poverty.
For some days his family had subsisted only on
a little oatmeal; and this being exhausted, their
misery was extreme. A baker, to whom the fa-
ther owed nine crowns, refused with unrelenting
cruelty, to supply them with any bread more,
till this sum was paid 1).
The cries of his wretched babes, almost expi-
ring for want, and the tears of an affectionate
wife, pierced him with unutterable anguish.
»Dearest husband!" said the distracted mother,
» shall we suffer these miserable infants to perish i*
»Rave we given them birth, only to behold
» them die of hunger? See ihese poor victims,
» the fruits of our love! Behold their cheeks
» already covered with the paleness of death!
» For me, — I expire with grief and misery.
» Alas! could I but yet preserve their lives at
> the expense of my own! Run — fly to the
»next town, --- speak our distresses---let
» not a false shame conceal them!----Every
» moment you lose, is a dagger to your dying
> family. Perhaps heaven may yet be touched
» •by our miseries. You may find some good-
» hearted person, who may yet relieve us."
The unhappy father, covered with rags, and
more re.seiubling a spectre than a|nian, hastened
to the town. He entreated, he solicited, ho
described his wretched situation, with that af-
fecting eloquence, which the bitterness of anguish
roust inspire. la vain he implored compassion.