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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the front-door against Mr. Pecksniff, who was at that moment
entering, with such violence, that in the twinkling of an eye he lay
on his back at the bottom of the steps. Being by this time weary
of such trifling performances, the boisterous rover hurried away
rejoicing, roaring over moor and meadow, hill and flat, until it got
out to sea, where it met with other winds similarly disposed, and
made a night of it.
By the borders of one of the fairest lakes of Northern Italy stood
the favourite mansion of Adrian di Castello, to which in his softer
and less patriotic moments his imagination had often and fondly
turned; and thither the young nobleman, dismissing his more
courtly and distinguished companions in the Neapolitan embassy,
retired after his ill-starred return to Eome. Most of those thus dis-
missed joined the Barons; the young Annibaldi, whose daring and
ambitous nature had attached him strongly to the Tribune, main-
tained a neutral ground ; he betook himself to his castle in the
Campagna, and did not return to Eome till the expulsion of Eienzi.
The retreat of Irene's lover was one well fitted to feed his melan-
choly reveries. Without being absolutely a fortress, it was suffi-
ciently strong to resist any assault of the mountain robbers or petty
tyrants in the vicinity; while, built by some former lord from the
materials of the half-ruined villas of the ancient Eomans, its marbled
columns and tesselated pavements relieved with a wild grace the
gray stone walls and massive towers of feudal masonry. Eising
from a green eminence gently sloping to the lake, the stately pile
cast its shadow far and dark over the beautiful waters; by its side,
from the high and wooded mountains on the back ground, broke a
waterfall, in irregular and sinuous course—now hid by the foliage,
now gleaming in the light, and collecting itself at last in a broad
basin—beside which a little fountain, inscribed with half-obliterated
letters, attested the departed elegance of the classic age—some me-
mento of lord and poet, whose very names were lost; thence de-
scending through mosses and lichen, and odorous herbs, a brief-
sheeted stream bore its surplus into the lake. And there amidst