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
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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some time. At length, to his great surprise, a huge
overgrown lion entered at the mouth of the cave,
and seeing a man at the upper end of it, immediate-
ly made towards 3) him. Androcles gave himself
gone -4); but the lion, instead of treating him as
he expected, laid his paw upon his lap, and with
a complaining kind of voice, fella licking his hand.
Androcles, after having recovered himself a little
from the fright he was in, observed the lion's paw
to be exceedingly swelled by a large thorn that
stuck 5) in it. He immediately pull'd it out, and by
squeezing the paw very gently, made a great deal
of corrupt matter run out of it, which probably
freed tlie lion from the great anguish, he had felt 6)
some time before. The lion left 7) hira upon re-
ceiving this good office from him, and soon after
returned with a fawn, which he had just killed.
This he laid down at the feet of his benefactor,
and went off again in pursuit of his prey.
Androcles, after having sodden 8) the flesh of
it by the sun, subsisted upon it, till the lion had
supplied him with another. He lived many days
in this frightful solitude, the lion catering for
him with great assiduity. Being tired at length
of his savage society, he was resolved to deliver
himself up into his master's hands, and suffer the
worst effects of his displeasure, rather than be
thus driven out from mankind. His master, as
was customary for the proconsul of Africa, was
at that time getting together a present of all the
largest lions that could be found in the country,
in order to send them to Bome, that they might
furnish a show for the Roman people. Upon his
poor slave's surrendering himself into his hands,
he ordered him to be carried away to Rome, as
soon as the lions were in readiness to be sent,
and that, for his crime, he should be exposed
to fight with one of the lions in the Amphithe-
atre , as usual, for the diversion of the people.