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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most clamorously in the present posture of his affairs. Some stand
up for the honour of the race, and are clear that the old establis-
ment should be kept up in all its state, whatever may be the cost;
others who are more prudent and considerate, entreat the old gentle-
man to retrench his expenses and to put his whole system of house-
keeping on a more moderate footing. He has, indeed, at times,
seemed inclined to listen to their opinions, but their wholesome
advice has been completely defeated by the obstreperous conduct
of one of his sons. This is a noisy, rattle-pated fellow, of rather
low habits, who neglects his business to frequent ale-houses—is the
orator of the village clubs, and a complete oracle among the poorest
of his father's tenants. No sooner does he hear any of his brothers
mention reform or retrenchment, than up he jumps, takes the words
out of their mouths, and roars out for an overturn. When his
tongue is once going nothing can stop it. He rants about the
room; hectors the old man about his spendthrift practices: ridicules
his tastes and pursuits; insists that he shall turn the old servants
out of doors; give the broken-down horses to the hounds; send the
fat chaplain packing, and take a field preacher in his place—nay
that the whole family mansion shall be levelled with the ground,
and a plain one of brick and mortar built in its place. He rails at
every social entertainment and family festivity, and skulks away
growling to the ale-house whenever an equipage drives up to the
door. Though constantly complaining of the emptiness of his
purse, yet he scruples not to spend all his pocket-money in these
tavern convocations, and even runs up scores for the liquor over
which he preaches about his father's extravagance.
The very idea of submission awakened the fury of Philip, and he
smote to death one of his followers who proposed an expedient of
peace. The brother of the victim made his escape, and in revenge
betrayed the retreat of his. chieftain. A body of white men and
Indians were immediately despatched to the swamp where Philip
lay crouched, glaring with fury and despair. Before he was aware
of their approach, they had begun to surround him. In a little