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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infected with madness one day in the year; and
this is ray mad day." —
I) to meet 2) to see. 3) uitgelaten that.
76. Antonius en Cleopatra.
After the battle of Actium, at one of those ex-
travagant and luxurious entertainments, in which
Antony and Cleopatra used so frequently to in-
dulge themselves, that lady was very much piqued
at her lover's insisting on her tasting every thing,
before he would eat or drink of it, which she
imputed to his mistrust of her, and determined to
cure him of it, by a very extraordinary method.
It was customary in those times, at public festi-
vals, to wear chaplets of flowers on the head,
and the queen of Egypt, who always decorated
that of her lover, now dipped it in the most in-
veterate poison she could procure. When by nu-
merous blandishments, unknown to modest wo-
men, she had filled him with such emotions as
she wished to inspire, and he was quite inflamed
with love and wine, she proposed throwing the
flowers from their chaplets into their cups,
and drinking them off. He, taking the propo-
sal as an effect of her present gayety of disposi-
tion, readily agreed to it, but as he was lifting
the pernicious potion to his mouth, >Hold,
Antony!" said she, catching his arms, »and
know the power I possess, had I the will to use
it. Those flowers are steeped in the rankest
poison, and you may from that judge, if the
suspicion you seem to entertain of me, could
defend you from my designs, were it possible I
could form any against your life, or could live
without you." She then ordered a prisoner un-
der sentence of death to be brought f), whom she
obliged to drink off the liquor, and he expired
t) to bring.