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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Ifot one would hear him. No one would assist
him. Rendered desperate by such an unexpected
cruelty, he entered into a wood, determined,
to attack the first passenger. Dire necessity'now
appeared a law, and an opportunity soon occur-
red. A pedlar passing by, he stopped him. The
pedlar made 2) not the least resistance, but gave
3) up his purse, containing twenty crowns.
No sooner liad the unfortunate man committed
this robbery, than he felt 4) the horrors of re-
morse, and, returning to the pedlar, threw 5)
himself, all in tears, at his feet. » Take back
• your money," said he; — — » believe how
> much it has cost me, before I could be re-
» solved to commit this crime. My heart has
» been unused to guilt. Come, I besceofi you,
> to my cottage. You will there see the only
> motives that could lead me to this action, and
> when you view the deplorable condition of
> my family, you will forgive, — you will pity
» me, — you will be my benefactor, my pre-
• server." 4
The poor honest pedlar raised the unfortunate
man , and comforted him. Unable to withstand
his solicitations, or rather yielding to the feelings
of his own compassionate heart, he hesitated not
to follow the peasant. But with what emotions
did he enter the ruinous habitation ! How moving
every object! The children almost naked , lying
on straw, dying with hunger,—and the mother,
a picture of the deepest distress.
The peasant relates the adventure to his wife,
»You know," he said, » with what eagerness I
»went 6) lo the town, in the hope of finding
» some relief. But ah ! I met 7) only hard
» hearts, people busied in amassing riches, or in
» dissipating those they already have, in luxury
» and idle expenses. Refused by all — despe-
» rate — furious — I went into a neighbouring
» wood, — Can you believe it? — I have dared