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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to them: the not doing it, is thought 6) to
imply conscious guilt; besides that you lose the
advantage of observing, by their countenances, what
impression your discourse makes upon them. In
order to know people's real sentiments, I trust
much more to my eyes than to my ears.
Neither retail nor receive scandal, willingly:
for though the defamation of others may, for the
present, gratify the malignity or the pride of our
hearts, cool reflection will draw very disadvanta-
geous conclusions from such a disposition ; and in
the case of scandal, as in that of robbery, the
receiver is always thought as bad as the thief.
Mimicry, which is the common and favourite
amusement of little, low minds, is in the utmost
contempt with great ones. It is the lowest and
most illiberal of all buffoonery. Pray, neither
practise it yourself, nor apfilaud it in others.
Besides that, the person mimicked is insulted;
and, as I have often observed to you before,
an insult is never forgiven.
One word only, as to swearing; and that, I
hope and believe, is more than is necessary. You
may sometimes hear some people, in good com-
pany, interlard their discourse with oaths, by
way of embellishment, as they think; but you
must observe too, that those who do so, are
never those who contribute, in any degree, to
give that company the denomination of good
company. They are always subalterns, or people
of low education.
Loud laughter is the mirth of the mob, who
are only pleased with silly things. A man of parts
and fashion is therefore only seen to smile, but
never heard to laugh.
But all the above mentioned rules, however
carefully you may observe them, will lose half
their efifect, if unaccompanied by the Graces.
Whatever you say, if you say it with a superci-
lious, cynical face, or an embarrassed counte-