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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You liave been in love, of course! If not, you have got it to
come. Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it. And
like the measles, we take is only once. One never need be afraid
of catching it a second time. The man who has had it can go into
the most dangerous places. He can picnic in shady woods, ramble
through leafy aisles, and linger on mossy seats to watch the sunset.
He can keep his head through the whirl of a ravishing waltz, and
rest afterwards in a dark conservatory, catching no more lasting
than a cold. He clasps white hands in his, but no electric „ Lulu"
like force holds him bound in their dainty pressure.
Cupid spends no second arrow on the same heart. We like, we
cherish, we are very, very fond of — but we never love again.
A man's heart is a firework that once in its time flashes heaven-
ward. Meteor-like it blazes for a moment and then the night of
commonplace life closes in around it. And after all, let us heap
the coals of kintlness upon that fire. Throw on your pleasant
words, your gentle pressures of the hand, your thoughtful and
unselfish deeds. Fan it with good humour, patience and for-
It is a pity however that young ladies take their notions of our
sex from the novels written by their own. Did they read mankind,
they would know that the lad's shy stammering tells a truer tale
than our bold eloquence.
A boy's love comes from a full heart. If you would taste love,
drink of the pure stream that youth pours out at your feet. Do