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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It is well known, that Frederic the second
rose 1) early in the morning, and in general al-
lowed a very short part of his time to sleep.
But, as age and infirmities increased upon him,
hissleep was broken2) and disturbed; and, when
he fell 3) asleep towards the morning, he fre-
quently missed his usual early hour of rising. This
loss of time, as he deemed it, he bore 4) very
impatiently, and gave 5) strict orders to his at-
tendants never to suffer him to sleep longer, than
four o'clock in the morning, and to pay no at-
tention to his unwillingness to rise. One morning
at tho appointed time, the page, whose turn it
was to attend him, and who had not been long
in his service, came to his bed, and awoke 6)
him. — • Let me sleep but a little longer,"
said the monarch, » I am still much fatigued."—
■ Your Majesty has given positive orders, I should
wake you so early," replied the page. — »But
another quarter of an hour more." — » Not one
minute," said the page, • it has struck 7) four,
I am ordered to insist upon your Majesty's
rising." — .Well," said the King, . you are a
brave lad ; had you let me sleep on, you would
have fared ill for your neglect." —
1) to rise. 2) to break. 3) to fall. 4) to bear. 5) to
give. 6) to awake. 7) to strike.
The King was ever remarkably kind to his ser-
vants; of whicli he gave sufficient proofs in his
last illness. One night he awoke 1), called the
servant in waiting from the antechamber, and
asked what time it was. — .Past two o' clock,
your Majesty." — . Very early yet," said the
King, > I cannot sleep; — see whether any of
my people are awake, but do not disturb them,
for they are fatigued; — if you should find