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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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him, if it should be his misfortune to become
a bankrupt again, so as to be forced to sell his
estate, that he would at least not part with
that house, which had been so long in the pos-
session of their family; especially he conjured
him to reserve one particular chamber for him-
self, as long as he lived, which was the same
where he lay 2) dying. > For thi.-i," said he,
• will be a sanctuary for you, when you have
no other place of refuge in the world."
After the old man's decease, his son fell 3) to
his former course of life, and, to make short of
it, in a few years spent 4) all his patrimony,
even that very house itself, which he was forced
at last to sell, to supply his present necessi-
ties. However, he obeyed his father's last in-
junction, and in the sale of the house made ar-
ticles for the perpetual claim and use of that
chamber to him.
It was not long, before he had consumed the
money which he had received for the house, so
that now his last support was gone 5). He tried
to borrow of some of his friends and acquain-
tance, and in charity they supplied him first with
small sums; but when he often pressed them,
they grew weary of him, and refused to part
with any more.
He passed away some time in this dejected con-
dition, when, at length, he cast his eyes on an
old trunk which stood 6) in a corner of the
chamber, and which he had scarce ever regard-
ed before. An odd curiosity prompted him to
rise and look into this trunk, perhaps not so
much in hopes of finding any relief there, as to
divert himself and pass away the tedious minutes.
And yet it is natural for people in great calami-
ties and misfortunes, to flatter themselves with
the imagination of unexpected relief, and to catch
at every the least glimpse or shadow, that seems