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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One day the King finding a Dutch merchant in
Sans-Souci-garden, went 1) up to him, and asked
if lie wished to see it. The merchant, not know-
ing the King, replied, He could not tell if it
would be permitted, as he understood 2) his Ma-
jesty was in the garden. — . Oh!" said the King,
t follow me, I tcill conduct you" — He showed the
merchant every thing that was curious, and asked
his opinion of many of them. After having seen
all he could, he took 3) out his purse, and
offered the King soHiething to drink his health.
> We dare not take money," replied the King,
»for if my royal master was to hear of such a
thing, he would be very angry." — The merchant
then thanked him for his politeness, and took
his leave.— In going out, he met the gardener,
who asked him his business. The Dutchman re-
lated what had happened, and boasted of the great
politeness of the other gentleman, who had shown
him he garden. When he heard it was the King
himself, his astonishment may be easier conceived
than described.
1) to go. 2) to understand. 3) to take.
The King once rang 1) the bell ofhis cabinet; —
but, as nobody answered, he opened the door of
the antechamber, and found his page fast asleep
upon a chair. He went 2) up to awake him ;
but, coming nearer, he observed a paper in his
pocket, upon which something was written. This
excited his curiosity. He pulled it out; and
found 3), that it was a letter from the page's
mother, the contents of which were nearly as
follow: — She returned her son many thanks
for the money he had saved out of his salary,
and had sent to her, which had proved a very
timely a.ssistance. God would certainly reward