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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(as it was not expedient for all three to enter
the town together) that one of them only should
go and buy provisions, and bring them to the
place of rendezvous in a wood. Whilst he was
gone, the two who were left 1), consulted to-
gether, and in order to enlarge their share of
the booty, determined to kill their comrade as
soon as he should return with their food. This
was executed; but their murdered companion,
who had formed precisely the same disign against
them, had, after satidying his own appetite,
poisoned tho food he brought 2) them. Thus
they all died by the treachery of each other.
1) to leave. 2) to bring.
135. Een goede raad.
A certain Chan of Tartary going a progress with
his Nobles, was met by a Dervise, who cried,
with a loud voice: » Whoever will give me a
» hundred pieces of gold, I will give him a piece
» of advice." The Chan ordered him the sum:
upon which the Dervise said: » Begin nothing of
» which thou hast not well considered the end."
The courtiers, upon hearing this plain sentence,
smiled, and said with a sneer: » The Der-
» vise is well paid for his maxim." But the king
was so well satisfied with the answer, that he
ordered it to be written in golden letters in se-
veral places of his palace, and engraved on all
his plate. Not long after, the king's surgeon
was bribed to kill him with a poisoned lancet at
the time he let him blood. One day, when the
king's arm was bound 1), and the fatal lancet in
the surgeon's hand, he read on the basin. Begin,
nothing of which thou hast not well considered the
end. •— He immediately started, and let the lan-
cet fall out of his hand. The king observed his
confusion, and inquired the reason. The surgeon
fell prostrate, confessed the whole affair, and