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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"}'ou have been guilty of a little plagiarism. To prove this;
I will repeat to you the second scene of the fourth act
of your play." — The young poet assured him, that he
was mistaken, for he had not borrowed a line fi-om any
La Motte said, that he asserted nothing which he could
not prove; and immediately repeated the whole scene,
with as much animation, as if he himself had been the
author of it. Those, who were present, looked at one
another with astonishment, and knew not what to think.
The author himself was more especially disconcerted. When
La Motte had for some time enjoyed their embarrassment,
he said, "Gentlemen, recover yourselves from your sur-
prise," — Then, addressing himself to the author, "The
scene. Sir, is certainly your own as well as the rest of
the play; but it appeared to me so beautiful and so affect-
ing, that I could not help getting it by heart, when you
read it to me."
The Gardener on the Throne.
The city of Sidon having surrendered to Alexander, he
ordered Ilephaestion to bestow the crown on him, whom
the Sidonians should think most worthy of that honour.
Hephaestion being at that time resident with two young
men of distinction, offered them the kingdom; but they
refused it, telling him, that it was contrary to the laws
of their country, to admit any one to that lionour, who
was not of the royal family. He then, having expressed
his admiration of their disinterested spirit, desired them to
name one of the royal race, who might remember that he
received the crown tiirough their hands. Overlooking
many, who would have been am.bitious of this high honour,
they made choice of Abdolonymus, whose singular merjt
had' rendered him conspicuous, even in the vale of ob-
scurity. Though remotely related to the royal family, a