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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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_201183
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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96.
Ingratitude.
Of all vices, tliere is no one more common, nor more
shameful, than ingratitude; and Seneca has ranked it im-
mediately after robbing, murder and sacrilege. This phi-
losopher has not exaggerated its heinousness; for we cannot
reproach a man for his ingratitude, without reproaching him
with every other vice: Omne dixeris maledictum, cum
ingratum dixeris.
Some fisliermen throwing their net into the sea, perceived
a man near being drowned. One of them immediately took
his hook, seized hold of the man and saved him from death.
When he was perfectly recovered, he perceived that , he
had lost an eye; he aecuscd the fisherman of having de-
prived him of it, and went to law with him to obtain
satisfaction for the loss. They pleaded tlieir cause. The
judges were much at a loss how to determine this singular
case, when one of their assistants arose, and said, that it
would be proper to throw the plaintiff into the sea again,
exactly at the same place whence he had been taken out,
and if he then saved himself without any person's assistance,
they would condemn the fisherman to give him a jiroper
recompense for the loss of his eye. This counsel was ap-
proved, but the plaintiff would not venture to adopt it.
Account of a Tiger-Hunt.
(Letter from an English OfScer in the India service, Sth Sejjt 1815.)
In the beginning of May 1815, our army, from the hot
winds and weather, became so sickly that we were ordered
into quarters. On the 6 '' we passed through a forest,
and encamped on its skirts near a small village, the head-
man of which came and entreated us to destroy a large
tiger, which had^ killed seven of his men, and was in the
daily habit of stealing his cattle, and had that morning