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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visit with a great train and equipage. And when I am
placed at his right-hand, which he will do in course, if
it be only to honour his daughter, I will give him the
thousand pieces of gold, which I promised him; and after-
wards to lis great surprise, I will present him with ano-
ther purse of the same value, with some siiort speech,
as: Sir, you see I am a man of my word, I always
give more than I promise.
„ When I have brought the princess to my house, I shall
take particular care to breed in her a due respect for me,
before I give the reins to love and dalliance. To this ejid
I shall confine her to her own apartment, make her a
short visit, and talk but little to lier. Her women will
represent to me, that slie is inconsolable, by reason of ray
unkindness, and beg me witli tears to caress her, and let
her sit down by me; but I will still remain inexorable.
Her mother will then come and bring her daughter to me,
as I am seated on my sofa. The daughter with tears in
her eyes, will fling herself at my feet, and beg of me to
receive her into my favour. Then will I, to imprint in
her a thorough veneration for my person, draw up my
leg, and spurn her from me with my foot in such a
manner, that she shall fall down several paces from the
Alnaschar was entirely swallowed up in this chimerical
vision, and could not forbear acting with his foot what he
had in his thoughts: so that unluckily striking his basket of
brittle ware, which was the foundation of all his grandeur,
he kicked his glasses to a great distance from him into the
street, and broke them into ten thousand pieces.
This is a humorous illustration of the folly and vanity of
building castles in the air, and idly wasting that time,
in empty flattering schemes, which might have been usefully
employed in attending to our proper business.