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 judge then assured him, tliat lie was acquainted
with every circumstance of his history, and added, that
he had only concealed for a moment this knowledge, be-
cause he wished to behold to what an excess filial piety
might be carried in a virtuous breast. He then hastened
to recount this adventure to the Cubo Sama, or sovereign;
and this prince, delighted with and astonished at an action
so heroic, desired to see the three brothers, and the happy
mother of these virtuous children, on whom he heaped
praises and marks of distinction, assigning to the youngest
a pension of fifteen hundred crowns, and five hundred to
each of the others.
Androcles and the Lion.
Androcles was the slave of a noble Roman, who was
J proconsul of Africa. He had been guilty of a fault, for
i which his master would have put him to death, had not
!.' he found an opportunity to escape out of his hands, and
|! fled into the deserts of Numidia. As he was wandering
j' among the barren sands, and almost dead with heat and hun-
■! ger, he saw a cave in the side of a rock. He went into it,
and finding at the farther end of it a place to sit down upon,
,! rested there for some time. At length, to his great surprise,
a huge overgrown lion entered at the mouth of the cave,
and seeing a man at the upper end of it, immediately made
towards him. Androcles gave himself up as lost; but the lion,
instead of treating him as he expected, laid his paw upon
his lap, and with a complaining kind of voice fell a licking
his hand. Androcles, after having recovered himself a little
from the fright he was in, observed the lion's paw to be
exceedingly swelled by a large thorn that stuck in it. He
immediately pulled it out, and by squeezing the paw very
gently, made a great deal of corrupt matter run out of it,
" which probably freed the lion from the great anguish he
had felt some time before. The lion left him, upon receiving