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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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_200629
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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labour for the support of a helpless wife and fa-
mily. Since I can recollect, bread of the black-
est kind, with water, has been their constant
food, and even that is obtained by the most fa-
tiguing labour. To this fare is my father re-
turned ; and, whilst he, my mother, and sisters,
endure such wretchedness, is it possible, that I
can enjoy the plenteous bounty of my King?"
The Duke was struck 2) with this pathetic tale,
gave 3) the boy three Louis-d'ors, and promis-
ed he would order the father a pension.
1) to make. 2) to strike. 3) to give.
81. Onbevreesdheid voor Spoken.
Some young gentlemen, drinking at a tavern,
happened, amongst other things, to fall on the
subject of apparitions, the existence of which
one of them absolutely denied ; and, as a proof
of his fearlessness as to things of that nature,
he undertook 1), in consequence of a wager,
to bring off a skull from a neighbouring bone-
house, at the dreadful hour of twelve at night.
The sexton, for a proper acknowledgement,
agreed to leave the door open, that nothing
might obstruct him. Our adventurer arrived at
the gloomy scene (entirely ignorant that one of
his companions had got 2) there before him),
groped among the bones, picked up a skull,
and was marching off, when a hollow voice call-
ed him back, saying: .That's my skull." —
» Very well," says our hero, » then I must have
• another." — The second, and two or three
succeeding ones, were claimed by the voice as
belonging to different relations of his. At last,
having picked up another, he says, > I must
have one, be it whose it may," and away he
ran. When he got back to his company, •There,"
says he, flinging the skull upon the table,