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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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_200870
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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while he saw five of his trustiest followers laid dead at his feet; all
resistance was vain; he rushed forth from his covert, and made a
headlong attempt to escape, but was shot through the heart by a
renegado Indian of his own nation.
Such is the scanty story of the brave but unfortunate King
Philip; persecuted while living, slandered and dishonoured when
dead. If, however, we consider even the prejudiced anecdotes
furnished us by his enemies, we may perceive in them traces of
amiable and lofty character sufficient to awaken sympathy for his
fate, and respect for his memory. We find that, amidst all the
harassing cares and ferocious passions of constant warfare, he was
alive to the softer feelings of connubial love and paternal tenderness,
and to the generous sentiment of friendship. The captivity of his
„ beloved wife and only son" are mentioned with exultation as
causing him poignant misery: the death of any near friend is
triumphantly recorded as a new blow on his sensibilities; but the
treachery and desertion of many of his followers, in whose affections
he had confided, is said to have desolated his heart, and to have
bereaved him of all further comfort. He was a patriot attached
to his native soil—a prince true to his subjects, and indignant of
tlieir wrongs—a soldier, daring in battle, firm in adversity, patient
of fatigue, of hunger, of every variety of bodily sufl^ering, and ready
to perish in the cause he had espoused. Proud of heart, and with
an untamable love of natural liberty, he preferred to enjoy it among
the beasts of the forests or in the dismal and famished recesses of
swamps and morasses, rather than bow his haughty spirit to sub-
mission, and live dependent and despised in the ease and luxury
of the settlements. With heroic qualities and bold achievements
that would have graced a civilised warrior, and have rendered him
the theme of the poet ann the historian, he lived a wanderer and a
fugitive in his native land, and went down, like a lonely bark foun-
dering amid darkness and tempest — without a pitying eye to weep
his fall, or a friendly hand to record his struggle.
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It needed a strong confidence in this assurance to induce them