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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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_200629
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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his manners and beautiful in his form , of bound-
less curiosity, incessant diligence, and irresistible
genius, of quick apprehension and tenacious me-
mory, accurate wiihout narrowness, and eager
for novelty without inconstancy.
No sooner did Gelaleddin appear at Bassora,
than his virtues and abilities raised him to distinc-
tion. He passed from class to class, rather ad-
mired than envied by those whom the rapidity of
his progress left 1) behind; he was consulted by
his fellow-students as an oraculous guide, and
admitted as a competent auditor to the conferen-
ces of the Sages.
After a few years, having passed through all
the exercises of probation, Gelaleddin was invited
to a Professor's seat, and entreated to increase
the splendour of Bassora. Gelaleddin affected to
deliberate on the proposal, with which, before
he considered it, he resolved to comply; and
next morning retired to a garden planted for the
recreation of the students, and entering a solitary
walk, began to meditate upon his future life.
» If I am thus eminent," said he, »in the regions
of literature, I shall be yet more conspicuous
in any other place; if I should now devote
myself to study and retirement, I must pass my
life in silence, unacquainted with the delights
of wealth, the influence of power, the pomp
of greatness, and the charms of elegance, witli
all that keeps the world in motion, by the
hope of gaining, or tho fear of losing it. I
will therefore depart to Tauris, where the
Persian Monarch resides in all the splendour of
absolute dominion; my reputation will fly be-
fore me; my arrival will be congratulated by
my kinsmen and my friends; I shall see the
eyes of those who predicted my greatness, spark-
ling with exultation, and the faces of those
that once despised me, clouded with envy or
counterfeiting kindness by artificial smiles. I