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Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnenden, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1853
6e verb. dr
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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_200629
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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of your character and the ferocity af mine were
equally suitable to the nations over which we
reigned. But what excuse can you find for the
cruel violence you employed against your Protes-
tant subjects? They desired nothing but to live
under the protection of laws you yourself had
confirmed; and they repaid that protection by the
most hearty zeal for your service. Yet these did
you force by the most inhuman severities, either
to quit the religion in which they were bred 6),
and which their consciences still retained, or to
leave their native land, and endure all the woes
of a perpetual exile. If the rules of policy could
not hinder you from thus depopulating your king-
dom, and transferring to foreign countries its
manufactures and commerce, I am surprised that
your heart itself did not stop you. It makes one
shudder to think, that such orders should be sent
from the most polished court in Europe, as the
most savage Tartars could hardly have executed
without remorse and compassion.
Louis. It was not my heart, but my religion,
that dictated these severities. My Confessor told 7)
me, they>alone would atone for all my sins.
Peter. Had I believed in my Patriarch, as
you believed in your Priest, I should not have
been the great monarch that I was. — But I mean
not to detract from the merit of a prince, whose
memory is dear to his subjects. They are proud
of having obeyed you, which is certainly the
highest praise to a King. My people also date
their glory from the era of my reign. But there
is this capital distinction between us: The pomp
and pageantry of state were necessary to your great-
ness: 1 was great in myself, great in the energy
and powers of my mind, great in the superiority
and sovereignty of my soul over all other men.
)) to think. 2) to do. 3) to tcach. 4) to drive. S) to
win. 0) to breed, 7) to tell.
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