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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pleasure. He assured the writer that his piece
was excellent. • But, says he, you have been
guilty of a little plagiarism. To prove this, I
will repeat to you the second scene of the fourth
act of your play." — The young poet assured
him, that he was mistaken, for he had not bor-
rowed a line from any body.
La Motte said, that he asserted nothing which
he could not prove; and immediately repeated
the whole scene, with as much animation, as if
he himself had been the author of it. Those,
who were present, looked at one another with
astonishment, and knew 1) not what to think.
The author himself was more especially discon-
certed. When La Motte had for some time en-
joyed their embarrassment, he said, «Gentlemen,
j> recover yourselves from your surprise." —
Then, addressing himself to the author, • The
» scene, Sir , is certainly your own as well'as
» the rest of the play; but it appeared to me so
» beautiful and so affecting, that I could 2) not
» help getting it by heart, when you read it
» to me."
1) to know. 2) can.
130. De tuinier op den troon.
The city of Sidon having surrendered to Alex-
ander, he ordered Hephaestion to bestow the
crown on him, whom the Sidonians should think
most worthy of that honour. Hephaestion being
at that time resident with two young men of di-
stinction, offered them the kingdom; but they re-
fused it, telling him, that it was contrary to the
laws of their country, to admit any one to that
honour, who was not of the royal family. He
then, having expressed his admiration of their dis-
interested spirit, desired them to name one of
the royal race, who might remember that he re-
ceived the crown through their hands. Overlook-