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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plain; his domestics few; his intercourse with
them familiar; all the cumbersome and ceremo-
nious forms of attendance on his person were
entirely abolished. As the mildness of the cli-
mate, together with his deliverance from the
burdens and cares of government, procured him,
at first, a considerable remission from the acute
pains with which he had been long tormented,
he enjoyed, perhaps, more complete satisfaction
in this humble solitude, than all his grandeur
had ever yielded him.
Other amiisements and other objects now occu-
pied him. Sometimes he cultivated the plants in
his garden with his own hands; sometimes he
rode I) out to the neighbouring wood on a little
horse, the only one that he kept 2), attended by
a single servant on foot. When his infirmities
confined him to his apartment, which often hap-
pened, he either admitted a few gentlemen, who
resided near the monastery to visit him, and en-
tertained them familiarly at his table; or he em-
ployed himself in studying mechanical principles
and in forming curious works of mechanism, of
which he had always been remarkably fond. With
this view he had engaged Turriano, one of the
most ingenious artists of the age, to accompany
him is his retreat. He laboured together with
him in framing models of the most useful machines,
as well as in making experiments with re-
gard to their respective powers, and it was not
seldom that the ideas of the monarch assisted or
perfected the inventions of the artist. He relieved
his mind, at intervals, with slighter and more
fantastic works of mechanism, in fashioning pup-
pets, which, by the structure of internal springs,
mimicked the gestures and actions of men, to
the astonishment of the ignorant monks, who, be-
holding movements, which they could not com-
prehend, sometimes distrusted their own senses,
and sometimes suspected Charles and Turriano of