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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his hand, which dropped into the water, and
immediately sank 1) to the bottom. Being in
great distress for the loss of it, he sat 2) down
and bemoaned his misfortune. Upon this Mercury
.appeared to him, and, being informed of the
cause of his complaint, dived to the bottom of
the river, and coming up again, shewed 3) the
man a golden hatchet, and asked, if that was
bis? To which he honestly answered : »No." Upon
this Mercury dived a second time, and brought 4)
up a silver one. The man refused it, al-
leging likewise, that it was not his. He then
dived a third time, and brought up the very
hatchet, the man had lost 5), upon sight of which
the poor wretch was overjoyed, and took 6)
it with all humility and thankfulness. Mercury
was so pleased with the fellow's honesty, that
he gave 7) him the other two into the bargain,
as a reward for his just dealing. The man goes 8)
to his companions, and, giving them an ac-
count of what had happened, one of them
went 9) presently to the river's side, and let
his hatchet fall into the stream. Then sitting down
upon the bank, he fell 10) a weeping, as if he
had been sorely afflicted. Mercury appeared as
before, dived into the river, brought up a
golden hatchet, and asked him, if that was his.
Transported at the sight of the prccious metal,
he answered: »Yes," and went to snatch it gree-
dily. But the God, detesting his abominable im-
pudence, not only refused to give him that,
but would 11) not so much as 12) let him have
his own again.
This verifies the old Proverb, that Honesty
is the best Policy.
1) to sink. 2) to sit. 3) to shew. 4) to bring. 5) to lose.
6) to take. 7) to give. 8) to go. 9) to go. 10) to fall.
(hij begint te schreijcn) 11) will. 12) d, i, zeljsniet.
39. De Gierigaard.
As a miser sat 1) at his desk, counting over
his heaps of gold, a magpie eloping from his