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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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_200629
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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should die content, could I find an opportunity
to testify my gratitude." —
»Your wishes are accomplished," cried my
prisoner in a transport: » I am he who received
you in my palace." —
»1 embraced him with tears, took off his chains
and inquired by what fatality he had incurred the
Caliph's displeasure." — »Some contemptible ene-
mies," he replied, » have found 4) means to as-
perse me unjustly to Mamoun. I was hurried from
Damascus, and cruelly denied the consolation of
embracing my wife and children. As I have reason
to apprehend the worst, I request you to acquaint
them with my misfortunes." — »No, no," said
I, »you shall not die: be at liberty from this mo-
ment. Depart immediately, (presenting him with
a thousand sequins in a purse): haste to rejoin
the precious objects of your affection. Let the
Caliph's indignation fall on me: I dread it not, if
I preserve your life." —» What a proposal do you
make!" answered my prisoner; » can you think
me capable of accepting it? Shall I sacrifice that
life now, which I formerly saved? Endeavour to
convince the Caliph of my innocence, this is the
only proof I will admit of your gratitude. If you
cannot undeceive him, I will go myself, and
offer my head. Let him dispose of my life, pro-
vided yours be safe." —
» I presented myself next morning before Ma-
moun. He was dressed in a crimson-coloured
mantle, a symbol of his anger. He inquired where
my prisoner was, and ordered the executioner to
attend. »My lord," saidl, » throwing myself at his
feet, something very extraordinary has happened
with respect to him; will your Majesty permit
me to explain it?" —
» These words threw 5) him into a passion. —
• I swear," cried he, »by the soul of my ancestors,
that thy head shall pay for it, if thou hast suf-