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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above question by Hiero, King of Syracuse, desired
a day to consider it. The next day be required
two; and every time, the King demanded a solu-
tion of his question, the poet doubled the time
he had before asked for considering it. The King,
at last, asked him the reason of his continued
delay. — »Because," said Simonides, »the more
1 consider, the more I am confounded." —
88. Cato's Eersuil.
Cato being asked, how it happened, that he had
no statues erected to him, whilst Bome was crowd-
ed with those of so many others: » I would
rather ," answered he, »peopleshould inquire why
I have them not, than complain that I have." —
89. De gevonden Sleutel van Petrus.
PopeSixtusV, while he was a Cardinal, feigned
himself broken with ngeand infirmities, and stoop-
ed to excess, looking upon this as one probable
means of his exaltation to the Papal Chair. It
being observed to him, soon after his election,
that he carried himself much more erect than he
had lately done 1). »1 was looking for the keys
of St. Peter," said he, » but having ibund 2) them,
I have no longer any occasion to stoop." —
1) to do. 2) to find.
90. De goedkoopere Vrijer.
It was observed, that a certain covetous rich
man never invited any one to dine with him.
> I will lay a wager," says a wag, » I get an
invitation from him." The wager being acccpted,
he goes the next day to this rich man's house,
about the time that he was known to sit down to
dinner, and tells the servant, that he must speak
with his master immediately, for that he can
save him a thousand pounds. — »Sir," says the