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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.
Auteursrechten: Zie auteursrechten
Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5818
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_201183
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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127.
The mydenous Englishmen.
In the year 1767, two Englishmen landed at Calais.
They did not go to Dessein's hotel, which was at that time
much frequented by tlieir countrymen, but took up their
lodging at an obscure inn, kept by a man, named Uulong.
The landlord expected every day that they would set off
for Paris; but they made no preparations for departure,
and did not even inquire what was worth seeing at Calais.
The only amusement they took was to go out sometimes
a shooting. The landlord began, after a few weeks, to
wonder at their stay, and used to gossip, of an evening,
with his neighbour, the grocer, upon the subject. Some-
times they decided that they were spies, at other times
they were suspected to be runaways. However they lived
well, and paid so liberally, that it was at last concluded
they were fools; which was confirmed, in the opinion of
M. Dulong, by a proposition they soon after made to him.
They called liim into their room and said. Landlord, we
are well satisfied with your table and your wine, and, if
the lodging suited us, we should probably remain with
you some time longer; but unfortunately all your rooms
look into the street, and the smacking of postillion's
whips, and the noise of the carriages disturb us very
much. — Monsieur Dulong began to feel alarmed, and
said, if it were possible to make any arrangements to render
them more comfortable, he would gladly do it. — Well,
then, said one of them, we have a proposal to make,
which will be advantageous to you; it will cost some
money, it is true, but we will pay half the expense, and
our stay will give you an opportunity of reimbursing your-
self. — Well, said the landlord, what is it? — Why,
said the Englishman, your garden is very quiet, and if
you will run up a wall in the corner, you can easily
make us two rooms, which is all we shall want, tlie
expense will not be great, as the old wall that is there