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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During a winter that the King resided at Berlin,
he observed in a garret, within vieAv of the pa-
lace, a light burning early in the morning and
late at night. On inquiring who lived there, he
was informed it was a poor industrious cobbler.
He thereupon ordered him into his presence, and
asked him why he worked so hard ? — > Please
your Majesty," replied the man, > I have a large
family to maintain; and though I work day and
night, it is with much difficulty I can earn a
subsistence; add to which, I am indebted for
some leather, and expect every day a summons
before the justice." — The simple tale of poverty
was never told in vain to our noble hero; the
present one was sufficient to raise all the feelings
of his truly generous soul; and by the gift of a
few hundred dollars, he raised the poor cobbler
beyond the happiness of a kingdom.
During the King's journey to Silesia, he often
slept 1) at a Clergyman's house, without over
seeing his landlord. Being once in good humour,
he sent for the Minister to talk with him. —
» How do you do. Doctor?" — > Very bad,
please your Majesty."— »Well, well, things will
be better in th(! other world." — »Perhaps they
may be worse there." — » How am 2) I to un-
derstand this?" — »1 will explain myself, if
your Majesty has time and patience to hear me."
— » Pray do, it is my wish you should." —
,.I have. Sire, two daughters, three sons,
and only a small parish. Perceiving some genius
in the hoys, I spared no expense in their edu-
cation, but sent them to a good school, and af-
terwards to the university; by which means I
have incurred some debts. My children are be-
come very good scholars, yet, being unprovided