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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The Bishop of Ermeland lost I) a great portion
of his revenues, in consequence of the occupation
of part of Poland hy the King of Prussia. Soon
after this event, in theyearl773, he waited upoii
his Majesty at Potsdam, and the King asked him ,
• if, after what had happened, he could have
still any friendship for hira." — »Sire," said
the prelate, .1 shall never forget my duty as a
good subject to ray sovereign." — »1 ara,"
replied the King, »still your very good friend,
and presurae likewise rauch upon your friend-
ship for me; for should St. Peter refuse me
entrance into paradise, I hope you will have
the goodness to hide me under your mantle,
and to take me along with you." — » Sire,"
returned the Bishop, . that will scarce be possible;
your Majesty has cut it too short, to admit of my
carrying any contraband goods under it." —. The
King felt 2) the reproof, but showed no mark of
displeasure, by which the good humour of the
company could bo interrupted.
1) to lots. 2) to feel.
154. Wanneer hooren de Forslen de fVaarheid?
How much is it to be regretted that the voice
of truth so seldom reaches the ears of princes;
many of thera would rejoice to obey her dictates,
were she not concealed from their view by those
sycophants, whose interest it is to misrepresent the
real state of things. The luxurious dependants of
a court generally glean their spoils from the op-
pression of the people, and carefully conceal
their murmurs from the sovereign.
Countiij-people at icork near a cottage.
Wife. How hard we are obliged to work for a
living, whilst many live delicatcly without doing
any thing. Heigh-ho! I wish 1 were a lady.