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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tainly," said she, > you oannot refuse a
man of consular dignity, as he is, a few
attendants to wait upon him; but, if you will
take me, I alone will perform their office."
This favour, however, was refused; upon which
she hired a small fishing vessel, and boldly
ventured to follow the ship.
Returning to Rome, Arria met 5) the wife of
Scribonianus in the Emperor's palace, who press-
ing her to discover all that »he knew 6) of the
insurrection, — »What!" said she, »shall I
regard thy advice, who sawest 7) thy husband
murdered in thy very arms, and yet survivest
Paetus being condemned to die, Arria formed
a deliberate resolution to share his fate, and
made no secret of her intention. Thrasea, who
married her daughter, attempting to dissuade her
from her purpose, among other arguments which
he used, said to her: . Would you then , if my
life were to be taken from me, advise your
daughter to die with me?" — • Most certain-
ly I would," she replied, » if she had lived
as long, and in as much harmony with you,
as I have lived with Paetus."
Persisting in her determination, shefound means
to provide herself with a dagger; and one day,
when she observed a more than usual gloom on
the countenance of Paetus, and perceived that
death by the hand of the executioner, appeared
to him more terrible than in the field of glory;
perhaps too sensible that it was chiefly for her
sake, that he wished to live — she drew 8) the
dagger from her side, and stabbed herself before
his eyes. Then instantly plucking the weapon
from her breast, she presented it to her husband,
saying: » My Paetus, it is not painful." —
1) to tear. 2) to find. 3) to Ifeave. 4) to beseech. 5) to ^
meet. 6) to know. 7) to see, 8) to draw.