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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offered him a guinea as a reward for his protection, but
he refused it, adding, he hoped he had more honour left,
than to sink his cliaracter to the level of a Lawifer's.
Let the ilack-rohed gentry take fees, I am above it.
Economy and Llleralify.
When they were making a collection to build the hospital
of Bedlam , those wlio were employed to gather the money,
came to a small house, the door of which was half open ;
from the entry they overheard an old man scolding his
servant-maid , who having made use of a match to kindle
the fire, had afterwards indiscreetly thrown it away, with-
out reflecting that the match, having still the sulphur at
the other end, might be of farther service. After diverting
themselves a while with listening to the dispute, tliey
knocked, and presented themselves before the old gentle-
man. As soon as they told him the cause of their visit,
he went into a closet, from whence he brought four hun-
dred guineas, and reckoning the money in their presence,
])ut it into their bag. The. collectors being astonished at
this generosity, which they little expected, could not help
testifying their surprise, and told the old fellow, what
they'had heard. ■— "Gentlemen," said he, "your sur-
prise is occasioned by a thing of very little consequence;
I keep house, and save or spend money my own way; the
one furnishes me with the means of doing the other, and
both equally gratify my inclinations. With regard to bene-
factions and donations, always expect most from prudent
people, who keep their accounts."
The honest Criminal.
When the Duke of Ossuna was at Barcelona, he went
on board of the gallies, and having the privilege of releas-
ing any of the prisoners, who had been sent there for