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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58. llet Doodshoofd.
A Sultan, amusing himself with walking, ob-
served a Dervis sitting with a human skull in
his lap: not observing his Majesty, the reverend
old man was looking very earnestly at the skull,
and appeared to be in a very profound reverie.
His attitude and manner surprised the Sultan,
who approached him, and demanded the cause
of his being so deeply engaged in reflection ?
> Sire," said the Dervis, > this skull was pre-
sented to me this morning, and I have from that
moment been endeavouring in vain, to discover
whether it is the skull of a powerful monarch,
like your Majesty, or of a poor Dervis, like
59. Genade op hasten van een' andet'.
A blacksmith of a village murdered a man, and
was condemned to be hanged. The chief peasants
of the place joined together, and begged the Al-
cade, that the blacksmith might not suffer, be-
cause he was nenessary to the place, which could
not do without a blacksmith, to shoe horses,
mend wheels, etc. But the Alcade said: > How
then can I fulfil justice?" A labourer answered :
. Sir, there are two weavers in the village, and
for so small a place one is enough; hang the other."
60. Hoogmoed vernederd door de Aard-
Alcibiades one day boasting of his vast posses-
sions, Socrates, whose scholar he had been, shew-
ed him a map, and desired him to point out At-
tica, which with some difficulty he did. The
philosopher then bid him shew the situation of
iiis own estate. This, Alcibiades said, was im-
practicable, as it could not bo distinguished in a
map of so small a scale. > Behold then," said
the philosopher, > what an imperceptible spot
you are proud of,"