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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Not one would hear him. No one would assist
him. Rendered desperate by such an unexpected
cruelty, he entered into a wood, determined,
to attack the first passenger. Dire necessity now
appeared a law, and an opportunity soon occur-
red. A pedlar passing by, he stopped him. The
pedlar made 2) not the least resistance, butgaveS)
up his jiurse, containing twenty crowns.
No sooner had the unfortunate man committed
this robbery, than he felt 4) the horrors of re-
morse, and, returning to the pedlar, threw 5)
himself, all in tears, at his feet. • Take back
your money," said he; — — .believe how
much it has cost me, before I could be re-
solved to commit this crime. My heart has
been unused to guilt. Come, I beseech you,
to my cottage. You will there see the only
motives that could lead me to this action, and
when you view the deplorable condition of my
family, you will forgive, — you will pity me —
you will be my benefactor, my preserver." —
The poor honest pedlar raised the unfortunate
man, and comforted him. Unable to withstand
his solicitations, or rather yielding to the feelings
of his own compassionate heart, he hesitated not
to follow the peasant. But with what emotions
did he enter the ruinous habitation! How moving
every object! The children almost naked, lying
on straw, dying with hunger,—and the mother,
a picture of the deepest distress.
The peasant relates the adventure to his wife.
.You know," he said, .with what eagerness I
went 6) to the town, in the hope of finding
some relief. But ah! I met 7) only hard
hearts, people busied in amassing riches, or in
dissipating those they already have, in luxury
and idle expenses. Refused by all — despe-
rate — furious — I went into a neighbouring
wood. — Can vou believe it? — I have dared