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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brothers received the promised reward. Before they de-
parted tliey found means to gain admission into the place
of his confinement, in order to take a last farewell of
their unfortunate brother; and supposing they were un-
observed, threw themselves into the arms of the prisoner,
and by their tears and gi'oans, accompanied by the most
tender embraces, evinced the excess of their grief and
The magistrate, who happened to be in a part of the
prison, whence they could easily be observed, was aston-
ished at the scene he beheld, and gave orders to one of
his servants to follow the informers and watch them nar-
rowly. The man obeyed, and at his return related to
his master, that he had traced the two brothers to their
house, and entered unperceived, stopping at the door of
their chamber where he could easily hear all they said.
Their first care, he said, was to give their mother the
money, whicli they had received as the price of their in-
formation: the woman testified more inquietude than joy,
at the sight of so considerable a sum, and questionetl
them with eagerness on the absence of their brother. To
which the unfortunate young men could only at first
answer with their tears; but at lengtli being threatened
with the malediction of a parent so dear, they disclosed
to her the dreadful truth. The mother penetrated with
gratitude, terror, and admiration, abandoned herself to all
the transports of a just despair, and rushed out of tho
room with an intention to go and declare every thing to
the magistrate ; but was restrained by her cruel, yet gene-
rous children , who both threw themselves at her feet,
whilst she, a prey to all the most impetuous emotions that
anger, grief, and tenderness united, could produce, no
longer able to support the violence of on many distracting
agitations, fell senseless into the arms of her sons. The
magistrate on this recital immediately repaired to the prison
and interrogated the youngest brother; but without being
able to make him retract a woi'd of his confession.