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 man, and, with the greatest respect, received him among
them. The Athenians, being suddenly touched with a
sense of the Spartan virtue, and their own degeneracy,
gave a thunder of applause; and the old man cried out:
"The Athenians understand what is good, but the Lace-
demonians 2]ractise it."
The Story of iJionysins the Tyrant.
Dionysius, the tyrant of Sicily, showed how far he was
from being happy, even whilst he abounded in riches and
all the pleasures, wliich riches can procure. Damocles,
one of his flatterers, was complimenting him upon his
power, his treasures, and the magnificence of his royal
state, and affirming, that no monarch ever was greater or
happier than he. "Have you a mind, Damocles," says
the king, "to taste this happiness; and know, by ex-
perience, what my enjoyments are, of which you have so
high an idea?" Damocles gladly accepted the offer. Upon
which the king ordered, that a royal banquet should be
prepared, and a gilded couch placed for him, covered
with rich embroidery, and sideboards loaded with gold and
silver plate of immense value. Pages of extraordinary
beauty were ordered to wait on him at table, and obey
his commands with the greatest readiness, and the most
profound submission. Neither ointments, chaplets of flow-
ers , nor rich perfumes were wanting. The table was
loaded with the most exquisite delicacies of every kind.
Damocles fancied himself amongst the gods. In the midst
of all his happiness, he sees, as he lay indulging himself
iii state, a glittering sword, hanging at a single hair, let
down from the roof exactly over his neck. The sight of
destruction thus threatening him from on higli, soon put a
stop to his joy and revelling. The pomp of his attendance,
and the glitter of the carved plate gave him no longer any
jfleasure. He dreads to stretch forth his hand to the