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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the breecli. The Marsha! instantly turns about;
and the fellow, frightened out of his)wits, be-
holds the face of his master. Down.'he drops
upon his knees: — »Oh! my Lord! I thought
it was George." — » And suppose it had been
George," replied the Marshal, rubbing his back-
side, »you ought not to strike quite so hard." —
97. Opoffering voor 't Vaderland.
When Calais, after a shameful revolt, was re-
taken by Edward III, he, as a punishment, ap-
pointed six of the most reputable burgesses to be
put to death, leaving the inhabitants to choose
the victims. While the inhabitants, stupidly a-
ghast, declined to make a choice, Eustace de St.
Pierre, a burgess of the first rank, offered him-
self to be one of the devoted six. A generosity
so uncommon raised such admiration, that five
more were quickly found 1), who followed his
example. These six illustrious persons, march-
ing out bare-footed, with halters about their
neckj, presented to the conqueror the keys of
the town. The Queen, being informed of their
heroic virtue, threw 2) herself at the King's feet,
intreating him, with tears in her eyes, to regard
such illustrious merit. She not only obtained
their pardon, but entertained them in her own
tent, and dismissed them with a handsome present.
]) to find. 2) to throw.
98. Middel tegen den Toorn.
Augustus, who was prone to anger, got *) the
following lesson from Athenodorus, the philoso-
pher: that so soon as he should feel the first
emotions towards anger, he should repeat deli-
berately the whole letters of the alphabet.
*) to get.