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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His Majesty being incognito at Amsterdam,
wished to speak to a banker, who was to pay
him a considerable sum of money. He therefore
went to his house; but not finding him at home,
the banker's wife said he would soon be back,
and if he chose 1) he might wait in the parlour,
the door of which she opened. The King, who
did not discover himself to the lady, accepted
her proposal; but was not in the least aware of
the compliment he was going to receive: for she
begged him to leave his shoes at the door. Tho
King scraped and wiped them as clean aspossible;
but all in vain, he was at last obliged to submit
to the ceremony. The lady was not polite enough
to stay with him till her husband returned, which
was shortly after, and who was much astonished
to see the Monarch under his roof; but was near
sinking with shame, when he saw 2) him without
his shoes. Throwing himself on his knees, to
beg pardon for his wife: > Heavens, why did
not your Majesty discover yourself?" — • Quite
the contrary," said the King, > I took 3) jiains
not to do it: for the King of Prussia himself
could not have released me from this little cere-
money." — In this he was not deceived. The ban-
ker's wife was called. »What have you done?"
exclaimed the husband, (informing her of the
quality of his visitor): » Down on your knees,
and beg pardon for your rudeness" — iWell,"
says she , > I cannot help it: Kings and Queens
must submit — don't 4) I pull off my shoes,
although the mistress of the apartment?" — lYou
are perfectly right. Madam," answered this best
of Kings. — »Now, my dear Sir, are you con-
vinced ? — I was certain that my submission and
keeping incognito, would save the King of Prus-
sia from disgrace." —
1) to choose. 2) to see, 3) to take, 4) in plaals van do not.