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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take the note to the guard-house, and wait for an answer.
Tlie page, however, fearing ail was not right {a gmlty
conscience needs no accuser) , determined to send the note
by another hand, and just as he was going out at the
palace door, he met a jew-banker, who was well known
at court, and asked him to carry the note. The jew,
glad of an opportunity of obliging any one at the palace,
immediately set off. On his arrival at tlie guard-house,
the officer read the note, and telling the messenger to
wait, he called out the guard. The jew, thinking it was
to do honour to him, as a messenger from court, begged
the officer not to give himself any unnecessary trouble. —
I do not, replied he; those ceremonies are (juite necessary ,
as you will find. — He then ordered the guard to seize
the jew, and give him twenty five lashes, which was im-
mediately done, after which, with his honour and his
back severely wounded, he was going away; but the
officer told him he could not let him depart, till he had
given a written acknowledgment for what lie had received.
The jew was obliged to comply, for fear of liaving anotlier
account to settle.
The aH'air soon reached the ears of tlie king, who,
though he could not help laughing heartily at the adven-
ture, was obliged to confer some favours on the hero of
it, as the jews frequently advanced him considerable sums
of money, when in cases of necessity.
Fraternal Affection.
-diischylus, a celebrated Greek, was in the early part of
his life a soldier, and fought in defence of his country
at the battles of Marathon, Salamis, and Plataeae. His
taste for poetry, however, caused him to leave the army and
devote himself to the Muses. He wrote, it is said, more
than ninety tragedies, of which forty were honoured with
the public prize. Having in one of his plays employed