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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some young officers had made *) very free with
his conduct in their conversation the evening be-
fore, ordered them into his presence; and asking
them, if what he had heard was true? »It is,
my Lord," said one of them; » and we should
have said a great deal more, had not our liquor
failed us." The King was much pleased with
the resolution and humour of this answer, and
dismised them, without taking any further notice
of the affair.
*) to make free with, etc. zich vrijmoedig over ietsuit-
laten, tick zander acKterhouding gedragen,
65. ffet Steekspel.
A Turkish Ambassador, who was present at a
tournament, in the reign of Charles the Seventh
of France, being asked his opinion of those Go-
thic amusements, answered: »If the competitors
were in earnest, it was too little; but if they
were in jest, it was too much."
66. De naauwgezetheid van eenen Deserteur.
In the year 1766, four soldiers in her Imperial
Majesty's service, having deserted , were taken ,
and condemned to draw lots, for one of them
to be shot 1). Three of them drew 2), but the
fourth protested he would not, as her Majesty
had just before forbid, under severe penalties,
all games of chance; .And, added he, I can-
not give a greater token of my repentance, than
obedience to her Majesty's laws." — Upon this,
the execution was suspended, and an account of
this odd transaction sent to Vienna ; the result of
which was an order to pardon them all.
1) to shoot. 2) to draw.
67. De Hand van Alcibiades.
Alcibiades, finding his irregularities were become
the general topic of conversation, and having