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
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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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myself, in some scalping-party. How happened
it that your enemy did not lake off your scalp?
Duellist. Sir, I was killed in a duel. A friend
of mine had lent 7) me some money. After two
or three years, being in great want himself, he
asked me to pay him. I thought 8) his demand
an affront to my honour, and senthiinachallenge.
We met in Hyde-Park. The fellow could not
fence: I was the adroitest swordsman in Eng-
land. I gave him three or four wounds; but at
last he ran 9) upon me with such impetuosity,
that he put me out of my play, and I could not
prevent him from whipping mo through the lungs.
I died the next day as a man of honour should,
without any snivelling signs of repentance, and
he will follow roe soon; for his surgeon has de-
clared his wounds to be mortal. It is said, that
his wife is dead of her fright, and that his fa-
mily of seven children will be undone by his
death. So I am well revenged, and that is a
Savage. Mercury, I won't 10) go in a boat with
that fellow. He has murdered his countryman ;
he has murdered his friend; I say, I won't go
in a boat with that fellow. I will swim over
the river; I can swim like a duck.
Mercury. Swim over the Styx ! it must not be
done 11); it is against the laws of Pluto's empire.
Thou must go into the boat, and be quiet.
Savage. Do not tell rae of laws; I am a sa-
vage, I value no laws. Talk of laws to the En-
glishman. There are laws in his country, and
yet you see he did not regard thera. For they
could never allow him to kill his fellow-subject,
in time of peace, because he asked him to pay
a debt. I know, that the English are a barba-
rous nation ; but they cannot be so brutal as to
make such things lawful.
Mercury. Thou reasonest well against him. But
how comes it, that thou art so offended with mur-