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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to presage any good. Be it how it will, he fell
to rifling the trunk, hut found 7) nothing there,
save a parcel of old rags and papers, with other
remnants and fragments of silk, linen, and vel-
vet, the relics and spoils of his father's ward-
robe. This was no booty for him; however,
he ceased not his scrutiny, till he had quite
emptied the trunk; when, to his no small asto-
nishment, he found these words upon the bot-
tom: »Ah, prodigal! hast thou spent all, and
sold 8) thy house? Now go and hang thyself.
There is a rope ready provided for thee in the
beam of the chamber." —
The young gentleman looking to the ceiling,
and seeing a halter hang there, being fastened to
an iron ring, was struck 9) with such a damp,
that concluding it was tho will of fate that he
should fulfil the words he found on the bottom
of the trunk, he immediately took 10) a chair
or a stool, and placing it under the rope, got 11)
up and raised himself upon it, that he might the
better reach the designed instrument of death.
He stood not long musing, for life appeared
now unsupportable to him; wherefore, putting
the halter about his neck, in the height of de-
spair, he kick'd the stool away. When, behold!
instead of hanging there, he fell down to the
ground; the weighty swing of his body having
pulled out a piece of square timber from the
oeam, being that part to which the ring was
fastened. Immediately he was like to be over-
whelmed and buried with a great heap of gold,
which came showering upon him, out of the
hollow place, which his father had contrived on
purpose in the beam, to put this kind of sarcasm
on his son, now sufficiently mortified by so many
In a word, this made so great an impression on
him, that he grew 12) reformed, bought 13)all his