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
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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was endeavouring to rise; and then despoiling
him of his armour, returned in triumph to the
consul his father's tent, where he was preparing
and giving orders relating to the engagement.
Howsoever he might have been applauded by his
fellow-soldiers, being as yet doubtful of the re-
ception he should find from his father, he came,
with hesitation,, to lay the enemy's spoils at his
feet, and with a modest air insinuated, that what
he did was entirely from a spirit of hereditary
virtue. But he was soon dreadfully made sensible
of his error, when his father, turning away,
ordered him to be led 4-) publicly forth before
the army. There being brought 5) forward, the
consul, with a stern countenance and yet with
tears, spoke 6) as follows: «Titus Manlius, as
thou hast regarded neither the dignity of tho
consulship, nor the command of thy father;
as thou hast destroyed military discipline, and
set a pattern of disobedience by thy example,
thou hast reduced me to the deplorable extre-
mity of sacrificing my son or my country. But
let us not hesitate in this dreadful alternative;
a thousand lives were well lost 7) in such a
cause; nor do I think that thou thyself wilt
refu^ to die, when thy country is to reap
the advantage of thy sufferings. Go, lictor,
bind him, and let his death be our future
example." — The whole army was struck 8)
with horror at this unnatural mandate; fear, for
a while, kept 9) them in suspense; but when
they saw 10) their young champion's head struck
off, and his blood streaming upon the ground,
they could no longer contain their execrations,
and their groans. His dead body was carried
forth without the camp, and being adorned with
the spoils of the vanquished enemy, was buried
with all the pomp of military distress.
1) to meet. 2) to drive. 3) to lay. 4) to lead. 6) to
bring. 6) to speak. 7) to lose, 8) to strike. 9) to
keep. 10) to see.