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
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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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Damocles," says the king, » to taste this
happiness, and know, by experience, what
my enjoyments are, of which yoa have so
high an idea?" — Damocles gladly accepted the
offer. Upon which the king ordered, that a
royal banquet should be prepared, and a gilded
couch placed for him, covered with rich em-
broidery, and sideboards loaded with gold and
silver plate of immense value. Pages of extraor-
dinary beauty were ordered to wait on him at
table, and to obey his commands with the great-
est readiness, and the most profound submission.
Neither ointments, chaplets of flowers, nor rich
perfumes were wanting. The table was loaded
with the most exquisite delicacies of every kind.
Damocles fancied himself amongst the gods. In the
midst of all his happiness, be sees, let down from
the roof exactly over his neck as he lay indulging
himself in state, a glittering sword hanging at
a single hair. The sight of destruction thus
threatening him from on high, soon pat a stop
to his joy and revelling. The pomp of his at-
tendance, and the glitter of the carved plate gave
him no longer any pleasure. He dreads to stretch
forth his hand to the table. He throws off the
chaplet of roses. He hastens to remove from
his dangerous situation, and at last begs the
King to restore him to his former humble con-
dition, having no desire to enjoy any longer
such a dreadful kind of happiness.
121. De Dwingeland en de beide Vrienden.
Damon being condemned to death by Diony-
sius, tyrant of Syracuse, obtained liberty to visit
his wife and children, leaving his friend Pythias
as a pledge for his return ; on condition that, if
he failed, Pythias should suffer in his stead.
Damon having not appeared at the time appoint-
ed , the tyrant had the curiosity to visit Pythias