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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
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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most poignant anguisli, took 18) his almost ex-
piring daughter in his arms, for a while supported
her head upon his breast, and wiped away the
tears that rolled down her lovely visage; happen-
ing to be near the shops that surrounded the
forum, he snatehed up a knife that lay on the
shambles, and addressing his daughter: • My
dearest, lost child," cried he, • this alone can
preserve your honour and your freedom." — So
saying, he buried the weapon in her breast, and
then holding it up, reeking with the blood of
his daughter: .Appius," he cried, .by the blood
of this innocent, I devote thy head to the in-
fernal gods." — So saying, with the bloody
knife in his hand, and threatening destruction to
whomsoever should oppose him, he ran 19)
through the city, wildly calling upon the people
to strike for freedom ; and from thence went 20)
to the camp, in order to spread a like flame
through the army.
He no sooner arrived at the camp, followed by
a number of his friends, than he informed the
army of all that was done, still holding the bloody
knife in his hand. He asked their pardon, and
the pardon of the Gods, for having committed so
rash an action, but ascribed it all to the dreadful
necessity of the times. He implored them by that
blood which was dearer to him than his own, to
redeem their sinking country; observing that no
military oaths could bind men to commanders,
who were all usurpers and could pretend to no
real authority. The army, already predisposed,
immediately with shouts echoed their assent, and
decamping left their generals behind.
Appius, in the mean time, did all he could to
quell the disturbances in the city; but finding
the tumult incapable of being controlled, and
perceiving that his mortal enemies, Valerius and
Horatius, were the most active in opposition, he
at first attempted to find safety by flight; never-