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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lite as ever I sat 3) down to a feast. This keen
air and hard exercise have cured me of daintiness;
but that I may relish my repast the better, leave
off your work, and give me your company.
What is the best news in this part of the country ?
Wife. We hear but little of what in the
world in this forest. We know that poor people
find it hard enough to live. Let them do what
they can, it is difficult to earn a livelihood.
Antiochus. Whence do your hardships arise?
Perhaps this remote situation doe.* not afford you
an opportunity of gaining a maintetiance; or have
you any complaint to make of those who rule
over you ? I am a stranger in these parts; how
is the King liked hereabouts?
Husband. The King, Heaven bless him, is very
well beloved; we think he has a good heart, and
wishes to make his people happy, but his cour-
tiers have not the same views; they flatter him
and persuade him to spend his time in pleasure,
while they govern affairs as they please.
Antiochus. To what pleasure is he so much
addicted ?
Husband. You are a stranger indeed, if you
do not know that the King loves hunting better
than any thing else. He gives a great deal of his
time to it, and neglects more important things
for the sake of it; besides that, large forests lie
uncultivated to preserve the game, which might
be divided into small farms, and support many
poor families in a comfortable manner.
Antiochus. It is a pity there is nobody so upright
as to give the King good advice on this subject,
perhaps he would listen to it.
Husband. I do not doubt but he would, for
it is said that he has a good disposition, and
loves his subjects: but every body at court tries
to serve himself, and the miseries of the poor
and laborious are unheard or forgotten 4).
Antiochus. You are a good politician. Truth