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
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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every one that comes within her reach. The little nimble
coquette, that is running along by the side of her, is a
wit. She has broken many a pismire's heart. Do but
observe what a drove of lovers are running after her.
We will here finish this imaginary scene; but will
suppose, if you please, that death comes down upon the
mole-hill, in the shape of a cock-sparrow, who picks up,
without distinction, the pismire of quality and his flatterers,
the pismire of substance and his day-labourers, the white-
straw Officer and his sycophants, with all the goddesses,
wits, and beauties of the mole-hill.
May we not imagine that beings of superior natures and
perfections regard all the instances of pride and vanity ,
among our own species, in the same kind of view, when
they take a survey of those, who inhabit the earth?
The short though long time.
There is a famous passage in the Koran where it is
said, that the angel Gabriel took Mahomet out of his bed
one morning to give him a sight of all things in the seven
heavens, in paradise and in hell, of which the prophet
took a distinct view; and after having held ninety thousand
conferences with God, was brought back again to his bed.
All this, says the Koran, was transacted in so small a
space of time, that Mahomet on his return found his bed
still warm, and took up an earthen pitcher, (which was
thrown down at the very instant that the angel Gabriel
carried him away) before the water was all spilt.
There is a very pretty story in tiie Turkish tales, Avhich
relates to this passage of that famous impostor. A Sultan of
Egypt, who was infidel, used to laugh at this circumstance
in Mahomet's life, as what was altogether impossible and
absurd: but conversing one day with a great doctor in the
law, who had the gift of working miracles, the doctor told
liim he would quickly convince him of the truth of this