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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Newman (his chamber-hussar) awake, tell him
you believe the King will soon rise; — but break
no one's rest." -
In his last illness, the King endured many rest-
less nights. — It was his custom to converse with
the servant, who sat 2) up with him, by way of
entertainment. He said one night: • I cannot
enjoy the least repose; — do relate something to
mc." — The poor servant, an honest young
Pomeranian, was doubtless at a loss how to amuse
the King, wherefore he kindly furnished him
with a subject, by asking: . From whence do
you come?" — »From a little village in lower
Pomerania." — » Are your parents living?" —
» An aged mother." — » How does she maintain
herself?" — » By spinning." — »How much does
she gain daily by it?" — » Six pence." — » But
she cannot live well on that." — »In Pomerania
it is cheap living." — » Did you never send her
any thing?" — »0 yes! I have sent her at dif-
ferent times a few dollars."— »That was bravely
done; you are a good boy, — You have a great
deal of trouble with me — have patience — I
shall endeavour to lay something by for you, if
you behave well," — "Thus theconversation ended,
A few nights after, it being again the Pomera-
nian's turn to sit up with the King, hecalledhim
to his bedside and said: » Look in that window,
.nnd you will find something which I have laid by
for you."— The lad, seeing many pieces of gold,
was doubtful whether to take them all. At last
he went 3) to the King, with two in his hand,
and said: »Am I to have these?" — »Yes,"
replied the good Monarch, »all of them, and
your mother has received some likewise." The
boy on inquiry heard, to his great joy and sur-
prise, she had 100 rixdollars settled on her for
1) to awake. 2) to sit. 3) to go.