Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnenden, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1853
6e verb. dr
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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99. Gelatenheid hij Beleedigingen.
Socrates being kicked by a boisterous fellow,
and his friends wondering at his patience,
. What," said he, » if an ass should kick me,
must I call him before a judge?" Being attacked
with opprobrious language, he calmly observed,
that the man was not yet taught *) to speak
*) to tcach.
100. De Langslaper.
One asking a lazy young fellow, what made
him lie in bed so long? «1 am busied," says he,
» in hearing counsel every morning: Industryad-
vises me to get up, sloth to lie still; and so they
give me twenty reasons pro and con. It is ray part
to hear what is said on both sides: and by the
time the cause is over, dinner is ready." —
101. De beste Specerij.
Dionysius the tyrant, being entertained by the
Lacedemonians, expressed some disgust at their
black broth. > No wonder," said one of them,
• for it wants its seasoning."— .What seasoning?"
said the tyrant. — .Labour," replied the other,
.joined with hunger and thirst." —
102. Set vermaak am toel te doen.
The Duke de Montmorency, one day playing at
hazard, won 1) a considerable sum of money. A
gentleman, standing near him, said 2) to his friend:
. That now is a sum, which would pay all my
debts and make me happy." — .Would it so.
Sir?" replied the Duke, take it then, I only
wish that it were 3) more." — As the Duke was
walking one day in the fields near Toulouse with
another nobleman, their discourse turned upon
the happiness of men in different situations; and
whether those were most to be envied who were