Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnenden, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1853
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Opmerking: Vert. van: Englisches Lesebuch für Anfänger, nebst Wörterbuch und Sprachlehre. - 1795
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 4089
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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friendship of good men, you must study to oblige
them; if you would be honoured by your coun-
try, you must take care to serve it. In short, if
you would be eminent in war or peace, you must
become master of all the qualifications that can
make you so. These are the only terms and con-
ditions upon which I can propose happiness." The
Goddess of pleasure here broke 3) in upon her
discourse: »You see," said she, »Hercules, by her
own confession, the way to her pleasure is long
and difficult, whereas that which I propose is
short and easy." — » Alas! (said the other lady,
whose visage glowed with a passion made up of
scorn and pity) what are the pleasures you propose ?
To eat before you are hungry, drink before you
are thirsty, sleep before you are tired, to gratify
appetites before they are raised, and raise such
appetites as nature never planted. You never
heard the most delicious music, which is the
praise of one's self; nor saw the most beautiful
object, which is the work of one's own hands.
Your votaries pass away their youth in a dream
of mistaken pleasures, while they are hoarding
up anguish, torment, and remorse, for old age.—
> As for me, I am a friend of the gods and of
good men, an agreeable companion to the arti-
san , a household guardian to the fathers of fa-
milies, a patron and protector of servants, and
an associate in all true and generous friendships.
The banquets of my votaries are never costly,
but always delicious; for none eat or drink at
them, who are not invited by hunger and thirst.
Their slumbers are sound, and their wakings are
cheerful. My young men have the pleasure of
hearing themselves praised by those who are in
years; and those who are in years, of being ho-
noured by those who are young. In a word,
my followers are favoured by the gods, beloved
by their acquaintance, esteemed by their coun-