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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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of the vanquisiied party to submit to that of the
victorious, was over, the combatants were led 5)
forth, amidst the encouragements, the prayers
and the shouts of their countrymen. They were re-
minded of their former achievements, they were
admonished , that their fathers, their countrymen
and even the gods , were spectators of their be-
haviour. When the people expected to see them
rush to combat, they quitted their arms, and
embraced each other with all the marks of the
most tender friendship ; but, at length, warned
with the importance of the trial, the champions
engaged, and each , totally regardless of his own
safety, sought only the destruction of his opponent.
The spectators, in horrid silence, trembled at every
blow, and wished to share the danger, till at
length victory, which had hither to been doubtful,
appeared to declare against the Romans ; they be-
held 6) two of their champions lying dead upon
the plain, and the three Curiatii, being all
wounded, slowly endeavouring to pursue the
survivor , who seemed by flight to beg for mercy.
The Alban army, unable to suppress their joy,
raised a loud acclamation, while the Romans
inwardly cursed, and repined at the cowardiceof
him whom they saw 7) in circumstances of such
baseness. Soon however they began to alter their
sentiments, when they perccived that his flight
was only pretented, in order to separate his an-
tagonists, whom he was unable to oppose united ;
for quickly after, stopping his course, and turn-
ing upon him who followed most closely behind,
he laid him dead at his feet. The second brother,
advancing to assist him who was fallen, soon
shared the same fate, and now there remained
but the last Curiatius to conquer, who, fatigued
and quite disabled with his wounds, slowly came
up to offer an easy victory. He was killed, al-
most unresisting, while the conqueror exulting,
offered him as a victim to the superiority of the