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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liow dreadful was the change! All was at once
overwhelmed with ashes, and cinders, and fiery
torrents, presenting to the eye the most dismal
scene of horror and destruction.
Pliny the Elder. You paint it very truly. —
But has it never occurred to your mind, that
this change is an emblem of that, which must
happen by the natural course of things, to every
rich, luxurious state? While the inhabitants of it
are sunk in voluptuousness; while all is smiling
around them; and they think, that no evil, no
danger is nigh : the seeds of destruction are fer-
menting within ; till, breaking out on a sudden ,
they lay waste all their opulence, all their de-
lights, and leave them a sad monument of that
fatal effect of internal tempests and convulsions.
1) to sink. 2) to lie. 3) to »pend. 4) to grow. 5) to
«leep. 6) to ri»e. 7) to get. 8) to think. 9) fn plaats
van do not. 10) to break. II) to tear.
159, Gesprek in het Rijk der Dooden, tusschen
Lodewijk XIV en Peter den Groote.
Louis. Who, Sir, could have thought 1),
when you were learning the trade of a shipwright
in the dockyards of Holland and England, that
you would ever acquire, as I had done, the
surname of Great.
Peter. Which of us best deserves that title,
posterity will decide. But my greatness appeared
sufficiently in that very act which seemed to you
a debasement.
Louis. The dignity of a King does not stoop
to such mean employments. For my own part,
1 was careful never to appear to the eyes of my
subjects or foreigners, but in all the splendour
and majesty of royal power.
Peter. Had I remained on the throne of Russia,
as my ancestors did 2), environed with all the
pomp of barbarous greatness, I should have been