Titel: Nieuw Engelsch lees-, leer- en vertaalboek voor eerstbeginnenden
Auteur: Lagerwey, J.; Ludolph, L.J.C.
Uitgave: Gorinchem: J. Noorduyn en zoon, 1863
5e, verb. dr.
Auteursrechten: Zie auteursrechten
Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5818
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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pounds. "Sir," says the servant to his master, "here is
a man in a great iiurry to speak with you, who says lie
■ fan save you a thousand pounds." Out comes his master.
"What is that you say. Sir? That you can save me a
thousand pounds!" —'"Yes, Sir, I can; but I see you
are at dinner; I will go, and dine myself, and call again.'
"Oh, pray Sir, come in, and take a dinner with me." —
"Sir, I shall be troublesome". — "Not at all." The invi-
tation was accepted; and dinner being over, and the family
having retired, "Well, Sir," says the man of the house,
"now to our business. Pray, let me know, how I am to
, save these thousand pounds." —■ "Why, Sir," said the
other, "I hear you have a daughter to dispose of in mar-
riage." — "I have." — "And that you intend to portion
her with ten thousand pounds." — "I do so." — "Why
then, Sir, let me have her, and T will take her with
I, nine thousand."
T//e Teasavt and the Lawyer.
A farmer came to a neighbouring lawyer, expressing
great concern for an accident he said had just happened.
One of your oxen, continued he, has been gored by an
unlucky bull of mine, and I should be glad to know, what
reparation I am to make you. —• Thou art an honest fellow,
relied the lawyer, and wilt not think it unreasonable that
t have one of thy oxen in return. — It is no more but
justice, (luoth tlie farmer____But what did I say? I mistook.
ft is your bull that has killed one of my oxen. — Indeed!
said tiie lawyer, that alters the case, I must inquire into
the affair, and if — And if! interrupted the farmer; the
business I find would have been concluded without an if,
had you been as ready to do justice to others as to exact
it from them.