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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thousand conferences with God, was brought 3)
back again to his bed. All this, says the Ko-
ran, was transacted in so small a space of time,
that Mahomet, at his return, found his bed still
warm, and took up an earthen pitcher (which was
thrown down at the very instant that the angel
Grabriel carried him away) before the water was
all spilt.
There is a very pretty story in the Turkish
tales, which relates to this passage of that famous
impostor. A Sultan of Egypt, who was infidel,
used to laugh at this circumstance in Mahomet's
life, as what was altogether impossible and ab-
surd ; but conversing one day with a great Doctor
in the law, who had the gift of working mira-
cles, tho Doctor told 4) him he would quickly
convince him of the truth of this passage in the
history of Mahomet, if he would consent to do
what he should desire of him. Upon this the
Sultan was directed to place himself by a huge
tub of water, which he did accordingly; and ns
he stood 5) by the tub amidst a circle of his
great men, the holy man bid him plunge his head
into the water and draw it out again. The King
accordingly thrust his head into the water and at
the same time found himself at the foot of a
mountain on a sea-shore. The King immediately
began to rage against his Doctor for this piece of
treachery and witchcraft, but at length, knowing
it was in vain to be angry, he set himself to
think on proper methods for getting a livelihood
in this strange country; accordingly ho applied
himself to some people whom he saw 6) at work
in a neighbouring wood. The people conducted
him to a town that stood at a little distance from
the wood, where, after some adventures, he mar-
ried a woman of great beauty and fortune. He
lived with this woman so long, till he had by
her seven sons and seven daughters. He was af-
terwards reduced to great want and forced to