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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will shew my wisdom by my discourse, and my
moderation by my silence; I will instruct the
modest with easy gentleness, and repress the
ostentatious by seasonable superciliousness. My
apartments will be crowded by the inquisitive
and the vain, by those that honour and those
that rival me; my name will soon reach the
Court; I shall stand before the throne of the
Emperor; the Judges of the Law will confess
my wisdom, and the Nobles will contend to
heap gifts upon me. If I shall find that my
merit, like that of others, excites malignity,
or feel myself tottering on the seat of eleva-
tion, I may at last retire to academical obscu-
rity, and become, in my lowest state, a Pro-
fessor of Bassora."
Having thus settled his determination, he de-
clared to his friends his design of visiting Tauris,
and saw 2), with more pleasure than he ventured to
express, the regret with which he was dismissed.
He could not bear to delay the honours to which
he was destined, and therefore hasted away, and
in a short time entered the c.ipital of Persia. He
was immediately immersed in the crowd, and
passed unobserved to his father's house. He en-
tered and was received, tho' not unkindly, yet
without any excess of fondness or exclamations ol
rapture. His father had, in his absence, sufiered
many losses, and Gelaleddin was considered as an
additional burden to a falling family.
When he recovered from his surprise, he began
to display his acquisitions, and practised all the
arts of narration and disquisition; but the poor
have no leisure to be pleased with eloquence;
they heard his arguments without a smile. He
then applied himself singly to his brothers and
sisters, but found them all chained down by inva-
riable attention to their own fortunes, andinsen-
■sible of any other excellence, than that, which
could bring some remedy for indigence.