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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worth mentioning, were 1) it not for an action
of the Roman general,, that has done 2) him
more credit with posterity, than all his other
triumphs united. A schoolmaster, who had the
care of the children belonging to the principal
men of the city, having found means to decoy
them into the Roman camp, offered to put them
into the hands of Camillus as the surest means
of inducing the citizens to a speedy surrender.
The general was struck 3) with the treachery of
a wretch, whose duty it was to protect innocence;
he for some time regarded the traitor with a stern
air, but at last finding words: .Execrable vil-
lain (cried the noble Roman), offer thy abo-
minable proposals to creatures like thyself, and
not to me. — What 1 though we be the enemies
of your city, yet there are natural ties that
bind all mankind, which should never be brok-
en 4); there are duties required from us in
war, as well as in peace. We fight now not
against an age of innocence, but against men;
men who have used us ill indeed, but yet,
whose crimes are virtues, when compared to
thine. Against such base arts, let it be my
duty to use only Roman arts, the arts of va-
lour and of arms." — So saying, he immediately
ordered him to be stripped, his hands tied be-
hind him, and, in that ignominious manner, to
be whipped into the town by his own scholars.
This generous behaviour in Camillus effected more
than his arms could do: the magistrates of the
town immediately submitted to the senate, leaving
to Camillus the conditions of their surrender,
who only fined them a sum of money to satisfy
his army, and received them under the protection
and into the alliance of Rome.
1) Sier is het voegwoordje it uitgelaten, 2) to do, 3) ot
strike. 4) to break.