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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tisfied with these acts of mortification, which,
however severe, were not unexampled. The
timorous and distrustful solicitude, which always
accompanies superstition, still continued to dis-
quiet him, and depreciating all the devout exer-
cises, in which he had hitherto been engaged,
prompted him to aim at something extraordinary,
at some new and singular act of piety, that would
display his zeal, and merit the favour of Heaven.
The act on which he fixed was as wild and un-
common as any that superstition ever suggested
to a weak and disordered fancy. He resolved to
celebrate his own obsequies before his death.
He ordered his tomb to be erected in the chapel
of the monastery. His domestics marched thither
in funeral procession, with black tapers in their
hands. He himself followed in his shroud. He
was laid in his coflin, with much solemnity.
The service for the dead was chanted, and
Charles joined in the prayers which werç offered
up for the rest of his soul, mingling his tears
with those which his attendants shed, as if they
had been celebrating a real funeral. The ce-
remony closed with sprinkling holy water on
the coffin in the usual form, and all the assistants
retiring, the doors of the chapel were shut.
Then Charles rose 5) out of the coffin, and with-
drew 6) to his apartment, full of those awful
sentiments which such a singular solemnity was
calculated to inspire. But either the fatiguing
length of the ceremony, or the impression which
this image of death had left 7) on his mind, affected
him so much, that next day he was seized with
a fever. His feeble frame could not long resist
its violence, and he expired on the twenty-first
of September, 1558, after a life of fifty-eigth
years, six months, and twenty-five days.
Robertsoic. History of Charles the fifth.
1) to ride. 2) to Iceep. 3) to talce. 4) to give. 5) to rise,
G) to withdraw. 7) to leave.