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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and surely you should have desired to go: for
Livy might have been read at any other time,
and sueh spectacles are not frequent; but you
remained fixed and chained down to your book
with a pedantic attachment. When 1 came out
from my house, I found all the people forsaking
their dwellings, and flying to the sea, as the
safest retreat. To assist them, and all others who
dwelt on the coast, I immediately ordered the
fleet to put off, and sailed with it round the
whole bay of Naples, steering particularly to those
parts of the shore where the danger was greatest,
and from whence the inhabitants wereendeavour-
ing to escape with the most trepidation. Thus I
spent 3) the whole day, and preserved by my
care some thousands of lives, noting, at thesame
time, with a steady composure and freedom of
mind, the several forms and phenomena of the
eruption. Towards night, as we approached to
the foot of Vesuvius, all the-galleys were covered
with ashes and embers, which grew 4) hotter
and hotter; then showers of pumice-stones, and
burnt and broken pyrites, began to fall on our
heads; and we were stopped by the obstacles
which the ruins of the mountain had suddenly
formed by falling into the sea, and almost filling
it up on that part of the coast. 1 then command-
ed my pilot to steer to the villa of my friend
Pomponianus, which, you know, was situated in
the inmost recess of the bay. The wind was very
favourable to carry me thither, but would not
allow him to put off from the shore, as he wished
to have done. We were therefore constrained to
pass the night in his house. They watched, and
I slept 5), until the heaps of pumice-stones,
which fell from the clouds, that had now been
impelled to that side of the bay, rose 6) so high
in the area of the apartment I lay in, that I
could not have got 7) out, had I staid any longer;
and the earthquakes were so violent, as to threa-