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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a boy rather than a girl; that it was notorious
to all, that his wife had suckled her own child;
and that it was surprising such a claim should be
revived , after fifteen years discontinuance.
While the father spoke this with a stern air,
Virginia stood 12) trembling by, and, with looks
of persuasive innocence, added weight to all his
remonstrances. The people seemed entirely satis-
fied 13) of the hardship of his case; till Appius
fearing what he 14) said might have dangerous
effects upon the multitude, interrupted him, under
a pretence of being sufficiently instructed in the
merits of the cause. .Yes," says he, .my con-
science obliges me to declare, that I myself
am witness to the truth of the deposition of
Claudius. Most of this assembly know that I
was left 15) guardian to this youth 16), and
I was very early apprized, that he had a right
to this young woman; but the affairs of the
public, and the dissensions of the people, then
prevented my doing justice. However, it is
not now too late, and by the power, vested in
me for the public good, I adjudge Virginia to
be the property of Claudius, the plaintiff. Go
therefore, lictors, disperse the multitude, and
make room for a master to repossess himself
of his-slave." —
The lictors, in obedience to his command, soon
drove 17) off the throng that pressed round the
tribunal; they then seized upon Virginia, and
were delivering her into the hands of Claudius,
when Virginius, who found that all further efforts
would prove ineffectual, seemed to acquiesce in
the sentence. He therefore mildly entreated Ap-
pius to be permitted to take a last farewell of
one whom he had long considered as his child;
and, so satisfied, he would return to his duty
with fresh alacrity. With this the decemvir com-
plied, but upon condition, that their endearments
should pass in his presence. Virginius, with the