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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in eminent, or those who were in low situations
of life. » llo!" says the Duke, on observing
three or four peasants, who were making their
frugal meal under a tree, »these men shall settle
the point for ns." He comes up to them, and
accosting ihem in his usual graciousmannersays:
»My friends, are you happy? Pray tell me,"
Three of them told 4) him, »that confining their
happiness to a few acres, which they had received
from their ancestors, they desired nothing farther."
The fourth said, » that all 5) he wished was to
be able to regain the possession of a part of his pa-
trimony, which had passed into other hands by
the misfortunes of some of his family." — »Well
then, my friend, if you had it again, you think
that you should be happy?" — »As happy, my
Lord Duke, I think, as a man can possibly be
in this world." —• » What would it cost you to
recover it?" — »Two thousand livres. Sir." —
«Well then," said the Duke, turning to one of
his attendants, » present him with the money,
that I may say: I have had the satisfaction to
day of making one person happy." —
1) to win. 2) to say. 3) to be, 4) to tell. 5)nitgelatent)\d.t.
103. De veelbelovende Papegaai.
A man wanting to purchase a parrot, repairs to
a shop, where there were plenty, surveys them
all with attention, and was charmed with their
eloquence. Observing one that was silent: »And
you, Mr. Unsociable, not a .single word? are you
afraid of being troublesome? ' — » / think not
the less," replies our sage parrot. — »Admirable,"
says the purchaser. » What's your price?" —
» So much." — » There it is; I am happy." —
He went home in full belief that his parrot
could speak miracles. But after a month's trial,
it could not utter a word except the tiresome :
I think not the less. — »Woe be to you," says