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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relates a story that happened to himself. • I
was," says he, «one evening with the Caliph, when
a man, hoimd 1) hand and foot, was brought 2)
in. Mamoun ordered me to keep a watchful eye
over the prisoner, and to bring him the next day.
The Caliph seemed greatly irritated, and the fear
of exposing myself to his resentment, induced me
to confine the prisoner in my harem. I asked
him what country he was ofHe said, Damascus,
and that his habitation was in the quarter of the
great Mosque. » May heaven," cried I, »shower
down blessings upon the city of Damascus, and
particularly upon your quarter. I owe my life to
a man that lived there." These words excited his
curiosity, and I thus proceeded. It is many years
since the viceroy of Damascus was deposed. I
accompanied his successor, and when we were
about to take possession, the deposed governor
assaulted us with superior force. I escaped out
of a window, and observing a palace open, I
supplicated the master to save my life. He con-
ducted me into the apartment of his women,
where I continued a month in perfect security.
One day I was informed by my host, that a ca-
ravan was setting out for Bagdad; and that I could
not wish a more favourable opportunity for return-
ing home. I had no money, and I was ashamed
to own it. He perceived my distress, but, in
appearance, took 3) no notice of it. How great
was my surprise, when, on the day of departure,
a fine horse was brought me, a mule loaded with
provisions, and a black slave to attend me! My
generous host presented me at the same time with
a purse of gold, and conducted me himself to the
caravan, recommending me to several of the tra-
vellers, who were his friends. These kindnesses
I received in your city, which render it dear to
me. All my concern is, that I have not been
able to discover my generous benefactor. 1