Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnenden, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1853
6e 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. 4089
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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the European was highly charmed with the limbs,
features, and wild grapes of the naked American —
the American was no less taken with the dress,
complexion, and shape of a European covered
from head to foot. The Indian grew 4) imme-
diately enamoured of him, and consequently soli-
citous for his preservation. She therefore conveyed
him to a cave, where she gave 5) him a delicious
repast of fruit, and led 6) him to a stream to slake
his thirst. In the midst of those good offices, she
would sometimes play with his hair, and delight
in the opposition of its colour to that of her fin-
gers : then open his bosom, then laugh at him
for covering it. She was, it seems, a person of
distinction, for she every day came to him in a dif-
ferent dress of the most beautiful shells, bugles,
and beads. She likewise brought 7) him a great
many spoils, which her other lovers had presented
to her, so that his cave was richly adorned with
all the spotted skins of beasts and most party-co-
loured feathers of fowls, which that world 8) af-
forded. To make his confinement more tolerable
she would carry him in the dusk of the even-
ing, or by the favour of moonlight, to unfre-
quented groves and solitudes, and shew him
where to lie down in satefy, and sleep amidst
the falls of waters and melody of nightingales.
Her part was to watch and hold him asleep in
her arms for fear of her countrymen, and awake
him on occasions to consult his safety. In this
manner did the lovers pass away their time, till
they had learned a language of their own, in
which the voyager communicated to his mistress,
how happy he should be to have her in his
country, where she should be clothed in such
silks as his waistcoat was made of, and be carried
in houses drawn by horses, without being expo-
sed to wind or weather. All this he promised her
the enjoyment of, without such fears and alarms