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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laws, inllcxible and severe, made no distinctions
of birth or fortune. This party secretly increased
every day ; and, what may create our surprise, even
the sons of Brutus, and, theAquilii, the nephews
of Collatinus, were among the number. Tarquin,
who was informed of these intrigues in his favour,
was resolved to advance them by every art in his
power, and accordingly sent ambassadors from E-
truria to Rome, under a pretence of reclaiming-
the crown, and demanding the effects which he
had left 3) behind him, but in reality, with a
design to give spirit to his faction , and to draw
over to it as many as he could. They accord-
ingly went on with success, holding their private
meetings at the house of one of the conspirators,
and already the restoration of the King and tho
death of the Consuls was resolved upon, when
the whole conspiracy was discovered by accident.
A slave, who had accidentally hid 4) himself in
the room where the conspirators used to assemble,
overheard their conversation, and laid open their
designs to the Consuls, who gave 5) orders to
have the conspirators secured and brought 6) be-
fore them, and among these were seen the sons
of Brutus. Few situations could have been more
terribly affecting than this of a father, placed as
a Judge upon the life and death of his own chil-
dren, impelled by justice to condemn, and by
nature to spare them. The young men accused,
pleaded nothing for themselves; but, with con-
scious guilt, awaited their sentence in silence and
agony. The other Judges, who were present,
felt 7) all the pangs of nature. Brutus alone
seemed to have lost all the softness of humanity,
and, with a stern countenance and a tone of
voice that marked his gloomy resolution, demanded
of his sons, if they could make any defence to the
crimes with which they had been charged. This
demand he made three several times; but receiving
no answer, he, at length, turned himself lo the