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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regent of the Netherlands, with a splendid retinue
of the Princes of the Empire and Grandees of
Spain standing behind him. The president of the
council of Flanders, by his command, explained,
in a few words, his intention in calling this ex-
traordinary meeting of the States. He then read
the instrument of resignation , by which Charles
surrendered to his son Philip all his territories,
jurisdiction, and authority in the Low Countries,
absolving his subjects there from their oath of
allegiance to him, which he required them to
transfer to Philip his lawful heir, and to serve
him with the same loyalty and zeal which they
had manifested, during so long a course of years,
in support of his government.
Charles then rose 3) from his seat; and leaning
on the shoulder of the Prince of Orange, because
he was unable to stand without support, he ad-
dressed himself to the audience, and from a pa-
per which he held in his hand, in order to
assist his memory, he recounted, with dignity,
but without ostentation, all the great things
which he had undertaken and performed since
the commencement of his administration. He ob-
served, that from the seventeenth year of his
age, he had dedicated all his thoughts and atten-
tion to public objects, reserving no portion of
his time for the indulgence of his ease, and very
little for the enjoyment of private pleasure; that,
either in a pacific or hostile manner, he had vi-
sited Germany nine times, Spain six times, France
four times, Italy seven times, the Low Countries
ten times , England twice, Africa as often, and
had made eleven voyages by sea; that, while his
health permitted him to discharge his duty, and
the vigour of his constitution was equal, in any
degree, to the arduous office of governing such
extensive dominions, he had never shunned la-
bour, nor repined under fatigue ; that now, when
his health was broken 4), and his vigour exhaust-