Titel: Hints and questions for the use of candidates, lower instruction English
Auteur: Hoog, W. de
Uitgave: Dordrecht: J.P. Revers, 1890 *
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 4878
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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night—but „ strong as death "—is one to which the veriest com-
monplaces of life would afford parallels without number. As in
different ages, so in different climes, love varies wonderfully in the
shapes it takes. And even at this day, beneath Italian skies, many
a simple girl would feel as Juliet, and many a homely gallant would
rival the extravagance of Eomeo. Long suits in that sunny land,
wherein, as whereof, I now write, are unknown. In no other land,
perhaps, is there found so commonly the love at first sight, which in
France is a jest, and in England a doubt ; in no other land too, is
love, though so suddenly conceived, so faithfully preserved. That
which is ripened in fancy comes at once to passion, yet is embalmed
through all time by sentiment. And this must be my and their
excuse, if the love of Adrian seem too prematurely formed, and that
of Irene too romantically conceived ;—it is the excuse which they
take from the air and sun, from the customs of their ancestors, from
the soft contagion of example. But while they yielded to the dic-
tates of their hearts, it was with a certain though secret sadness—a
presentiment that had, perhaps, its charm, though it was of cross
and evil. Boi-n of so proud a race, Adrian could scarcely dream of
marriage with the sister of a plebeian ; and Irene, unconscious of
the future glory of her brother, could hardly have cherished any
hope, save that of being loved. Yet these adverse circumstances,
which, in the harder, the more prudent, the more self-denying, per-
haps the more virtuous minds, that are formed beneath the northern
skies, would have been an inducement to wrestle against love so
placed, only contributed to feed and to strengthen theirs by an op-
position which has ever had its attraction for lomance. They found
frequent, though short, opportunities of meeting—not quite alone,
but only in the conniving presence of Benedetta : sometimes in the
public gardens, sometimes amidst the vast and deserted ruins by
which the house of Rienzi was surrounded. They surrendered
themselves, without much question of the future, to the excite-
ment—the elysium—of the hour : they lived but from day to day ;
their future was the next time they should meet; beyond that epoch,
the very mists of their youthful love closed in obscurity and shadow
which they sought not to penetrate : and as yet they had not arrived
at that period of affection when there was danger of their fall—their