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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the place. "All I desire, continued he, "'is an oppor-
tunity of revenging the unjust and ungrateful treatment I
have met with; to accomplish which, I freely offer you
my service." His proposal was readily accepted, and a
command given him of as many troops as he desired;
witli these he made two or three successful sallies upon
the besiegers. He, at last, gained the confidence of the
Babylonians so entirely, that they entrusted the defence of
the city wholly to lus management. He had now gained
his point. Upon a signal given by Zopyrus, Darius made
an attack upon the gates, which were given up to him,
and by that means he made himself master of the city,
which, it is probable, with all his forces he could not other-
wise have effected.
Filial Fiety.
(A. Japanese tale)
A woman was left a widow with three children, and
had no other means of subsistence, than what she derived
I from their labour. The young men never having been
accustomed to a life of toil, scarcely earned common
necessaries, and were above all things affticted at not being
able to procure their mother a more comfortable living.
It had been lately proclaimed, that whoever would bring
a thief to justice, should receive a considerable reward.
The three brothers, whom the poverty of their mother
affected ten times more than their own indigence, una-
nimously made a resolution as strange as it was heroic.
They agreed that one of the three should pass for a thief,
anxl that the two others should accuse and carry liim
before a magistrate. Lots were drawn, which should be
the victim of filial affection. It fell on the youngest, who
was immediately bound and conducted to the judge, and
as a criminal underwent his examination, and confessed
himself guilty. He was then sent to prison, and the