Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnenden, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1853
6e verb. dr
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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Husband. None of your foolish wishes! a lady
forsooth! mind your work and be contented with
your condition ; perhaps, if you had your wish ,
you would not be so happy as you are now.
You are obliged to labour, it is true; but then
health is gained by exercise, and a contented
mind and a peaceful conscience will make every
state connfortabie.
Wife. For all that you say, I should like to
try the change. I cannot help thinking that the
rich are happier than the poor. They have many
enjoyments that we want, fine clothes, plenty of
nice victuals, and servants to wait on them; and
lastly, a life of ease, which I should think best
of all. Oh! that I were a lady!
Husband. Foolish woman! remember what the
old proverb says, .All is not gold that glitters."
I have heard that the rich are not always so happy
as they appear; and that many an aching heart
rides in a coach and six. For my part, when I
have a little corn in my barn, a side of good
bacon in my chimney, and a cup of brown ale
to welcome a friend, though I work hard every
day, I envy no man ; but find cause, not only to
be contented, but thankful for my lot. Hark,
who comes here! a man on horseback. {Antio-
chus Sidetes, King of Syria, rides up to them,
but without making himself known.)
Antiochus. I have lost 1) my way, good folks, and
have wandered some hours in this forest; it was a
lucky chance that brought 2) me to your habitation,
for 1 am much fatigued , and faint with hunger :
can you afford a little refreshment to a stranger?
Husband. Most willingly: we are hut poor,
and have no dainties to offer you; but to such
as we have you are heartily welcome.
Wife. I can have some new laid eggs and a
rasher of bacon ready presently, if the gentle-
man can submit to such fare.
Antiochus. That I can with as good an appe-