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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upon his back; for which reason he was surna-
med the Pious Aeneas. He went to Italy, where,
having killed his rival, Turnus, he married La-
vinia, daughter to King Latinus.
From Aeneas and Lavinia was descended Romu-
lus, the founder of Rome.
*) to undergo.
7. Achilles.
Achilles, the son of Peleus and Thetis, was
the bravest of all the Greeks in the Trojan war.
Daring his infancy, Thetis plunged him in the
Styx, and made every part of his body invulne-
rable, except the heel by which she held 1) him.
His education was entrusted to the Centaur Chi-
ron, who taught 2) him the art of war, and
made 3) him master of music, and, by feeding
him with the marrow of wild beasts, rendered
him vigorous and active. Thetis, to prevent
him from going to the Trojan war, where she
knew 4) he was to perish, privately sent 5) him
to the court of Lycomedes, where he was dis-
guised in a female dress. As Troy could not be
taken without the aid of Achilles , Ulysses went 6)
to the court of Lycomedes in the habit of a
merchant, and exposed jewels and arms to sale.
Achilles, choosing the arms, discovered his sex,
and went to war. Vulcan, at the entreaties of
Thetis, made him a strong armour. He was de-
prived by Agamemnon of his favourite mistress,
Briseis. For this affront, he refused to appear in
the field, till the death of his friend Patroclus
recalled him to action and to revenge. He slew 7)
Hector, the bulwark of Troy, tied the corpse
by the heels to his chariot, and dragged it three
times round the walls of Troy. After thus appeas-
ing the shades of his friend, he permitted
Priam to carry away Hector's body. In the
tenth year of the war, Achilles was charmed with
Polyxena, a daughter of Priam; and as he soli-
cited her hand in the temple of Minerva, it is