Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnenden, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1853
6e verb. dr
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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Nothing could equal the fury and the disap-
pointment of the Carthaginians, when they were
informed by their ambassadors, that Regulus, in-
stead of promoting a peace, had given his opi-
nion for continuing the war. They accordingly
prepared to punish his conduct with the most
studied tortures. First, his eyelids were cut off,
and then he was remanded to prison. He was,
after some days, exposed with his face opposite
to the burning sun. At last, when malice was
fatigued with studying all the arts of torture, he
was put into a barrel stuck 5) full of nails that
pointed inwards, and in this painful position he
continued till he died.
1) to keep. 2) to come. 3) to give. 4) to see. S) to stick.
149. De Gelaatkunde.
I think nothing can be more glorious for a man
than to give the lie to his face and to be an
honest, just, good-natured man, in spite of
all those marks and signatures which nature seems
to have set upon him for the contrary. This very
often happens among those, who, instead of being
exasperated by their own looks, or envying the
looks of others, apply themselves entirely to the
cultivating of their minds, and getting those
beauties, which are more lasting and more orna-
mental. I have seen many an amiable piece of
deformity, and have observed a certain cheerful-
ness in as bad a system of gestures as ever was
clapped together, which has appeared more love-
ly than all the blooming charms of an insolent
beauty. There is a double praise due to virtue,
when it is lodged in a body, that seems to have
been prepared for the reception of vice; in many
such cases the soul and the body do not seem to
be fellows.
Socrates was an extraordinary instance of this
nature. There chanced to be a great physiogno-