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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she beckoncd him to stop, and addressed him
with an air of confidence: » Sir, you look
like a gentleman, I do not like the appearance
of those fellows behind us, I think they intend
to rob me; will you protect me?" — »Madam,"
replied the man, »1 will, take my arm, and I
will attend you until you are out of danger.
You will see, when I wave my handkerchief, the
two men who have alarmed you will sheer off.
They are ray companions, and we intended to
rob you; but when confidence is reposed in me,
I am not scoundrel enough to betray it." He at-
tended until she came in sight of her own house,
where she offered him a guinea as a reward for
his protection; but he refused it, adding, he
hoped, he had more honour left, than to sink his
character to the level of a Lawyer's, k Let the
black-robed gentry take fees, I am above it." —
1) to take. 2) to keep.
116. Spaarsaamheid en Milddadigheid.
When a collection was making to build the hos-
pital of Bedlam, those who were employed to
gather the money, came to a small house, the
door of which was half open. From the entry
they overheard an old man scolding his servant-
raaid, who, having made use of a match to kindle
the fire, had afterwards indiscreetly thrown it
away, without reflecting that the match, having
still the sulphur at the other end, might be of
further service. After diverting thcmsel ves a while
with listening to the dispute, they knocked, and
presented themselves before the old gentleman.
As soon as they told 1) him the cause of their
visit, he went 2) into a closet, from whence he
brought 3) four hundred guineas, and reckoning
the money in their presence, put it into their
bag. The collectors being astonished at this ge-
nerosity, which they little expected, could not