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.
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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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A salutary Pill.
During an unfortunate campaign, in which the Frencii
army suffered great losses, two peasants of a certain village
were called on to draw for the conscription, one only was
wanted to complete the number, and of the two who were
to draw, one was the son of a rich farmer, and the other
the only child of a poor widow.
The farmer made great interest with the super-intendant
of the ballot, and promised him a reward, if he could
find means to prevent his son from going to the army.
In order to accomplish it, he put into the urn two black
balls instead of one black and one white. "When the young
men came, he said, "There is a black ball and a white
i one in the urn; he, who draws the black, must serve."—
The widow's son, having some suspicion that all was not
fair, approached the urn, drew one of the balls, which
he immediately swallowed without looking at it. — "Why,"
said the super-intendent, have you done that? how are we
to know whether you have drawn a black ball or a white
one?" — It is very easy to discover," replied he; "let him
draw the other; if I have the black, he must necessarily
draw the white one." — He could not refuse, and the
farmer's son, putting his hand into the urn, drew the
remaining ball, which, to the great satisfaction of most of
the spectators, was a black one, and the widow's son
was saved. '
Patience put to the Test.
A fat parson liappened one Sunday, after a plentiful crop
of tithes, to exert himself mightily. His text was, the
patience of Job. Deeply impressed with his own discourse,
he, for the first time, acknowledged to liis spouse at sup-
per, that he was somewhat choleric, but that hereafter
he was resolved to practise himself, what he had preached