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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his speed. — Executioner, do your office." As lie pro-
nounced the last words, a buzz began to arise among the
remotest of the people. A distant voice was heard. The
crowd caught the words; and "Stop, stop the execution,"
was repeated by the whole assembly. A man came at full
speed; the throng gave way to his approach. He was mounted
on a steed of foam. In an instant he was off his horse,
on the scaffold, and in the arms of Pythias whom he held
straitly embraced. "You are safe," he cried, "you are
safe, my friend, my beloved; the gods be praised, you are
safe! I now have nothing but death to suffer: and I am
delivered from the anguish of those reproaches, which I
gave myself, for having endangered a life so much dearer
than my own." Pale, and almost speechless in the arms
of his Damon, Pythias replied, in broken accents: "Fatal
liaste! — Cruel impatience! •— What envious powers have
wrought impossibilities in your favour! — But I will not
be wholly disappointed. — Sine« I cannot die to save
you, I will not survive you."
Dionysius heard, beheld, and considered all with astonisli-
ment. His heart was touched, his eyes were opened, and
he could no longer refuse his assent to truths so incontes-
tably proved by facts. He descended from his throne, and
ascended the scaffold. "Live, live, ye incomparable
pair!" he exclaimed. "You have borne unquestionable
testimony to the existence of virtue, and conseciuently of
a God who rewards it. Live happy! live renowned ! And
as you have invited me by your example, form me by
your precepts, to be worthy of the participation of so
sacred a friendship."
On aerial Caslle-Btiilding.
Alnaschar was a very idle fellow, that never would set
his hand to any business during his father's life. W^hen
his father died, he left him to the value of a hundred
drachmas in Persian money. Alnaschar, in order to make