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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she, who would give a thousand lives to redeem
me." —
1) to think. 2) to do.
84. Veroveringszucht zander Doel,
Cineas, the Thessalian, the wise friend and
confident of Pyrrhus, observing the great prepa-
rations that Prince was making for his expedi-
tion into Italy, said to him: > Should the gods
bless your arms with success against the Romans,
what advantage do you expect from it?" —
»Rome once subdued," replied the King, • I-
taly must be ours of course." — » This achie-
ved," says Cineas, »what follows then?" The
King, not perceiving his friend's aim, replied,
» Sicily, an island, the importance of which
you are so well acquainted with, should then
yield us fresh laurels." — > But," answered
Cineas, » will the conquest of Sicily terminate
our enterprises?" — » By no means," answered
the King warmly: «Sicily subdued, Carthage,
and with it Africa, Macedonia, and all Greece,
should then fill up the list of our victories." —
• Very well," replied Cineas : .and what should
we do then?" — »We will then enjoy ourselves
in ease, pleasure, and contcnt," says theking.—
» Oh, my Lord," replies the sagacious coun-
sellor, and what prevents our doing so now?
Why should we take such pains, to obtain the
happiness already in our possession?" —
85. De eerbiedige TJitzondering.
A gentleman supping at an inn in a little bo-
rough-town, when the cloth was taken away,
the landlord inquired how ho liked his fare. —
> Extremely well," said the gentleman, »1 have
supped as well as any man in the kingdom." —
»Except Mr. Mayor," said the landlord.— »1
except nobody," said the gentleman. — »You