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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160. Gesprek in het Rijk der Dooden tusschen
Meicurius, eenen Tweestrijder en eenen
Amerikaanschen Wilde.
The Duellist. Mercury, Charon's boat is on
the other side of the water. Allow me, before
it returns, to have some conversation with the
North-American savage, whom you brought 1)
hither with me. I never saw 2) one of that spe-
cies before, and am curious to know what the
animal is. He looks very grira. — Pray, Sir,
what is your name? I understand you speak English,
Savage. Yes, I learned it in my childhood,
having been bred 3) up for some years among
the English of New-York. But, before I was a
man, I returned to my countrymen, the valiant
Mohawks; and having been cheated by one of
yours in the sale of some rum, I never cared to
have any thing to do with them afterwards. Yet
I took 4) up the hatchet for them with the rest
of my tribe in the late war against France, and
was killed while I was out upon a scalping-party,
Bnt I died very well satisfied ; for my brethren 5)
were victorious; and, before I was shot 6), I
had gloriously scalped seven men, and five women
and children. In a former war I had done still
greater exploits. My name is the bloody Bear: it
was given me to express my fierceness and valour.
Duellist. Bloody Bear, I respect you, and am
much your humble servant. My name is Tom
Pushwell; I am a gentleman by my birth, and
by profession a gamester and man of honour. I
have killed men in fair fighting, in honourable
single combat, but do not understand cutting the
throats of women and children.
Savage. Sir, that is our way of making war.
Every nation has its own customs. But, by the
grimness of your countenance, and that hole in
your breast, I presume you were killed, as I was