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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passage in the history of Mahomet, if he would consent to
do what he should desire of him. Upon this the Sultan was
directed to place himself by a huge tub of water, which
he did accordingly; and as he stood by the tub, amidst a
circle of his great men, the holy man bid him plunge his
head into the water and draw it out again. The king ac-
cordingly thrust his head into the water, and, at the same
time, found himself at the foot of a mountain on a sea-shore.
The king immediately began to rage against his doctor for
this piece of treachery and witchcraft, but at length,
knowing it was in vain to be angry, he set himself to think
on proper methods for getting a livelihood in this strange
country. Accordingly he applied himself to some persons,
whom he saw at work in a neighbouring wood. These men
conducted him to a town that stood at a little distance from
the wood, where, after some adventures, he married a woman
of great beauty and fortune. He lived with this woman
so long, till he had by her seven sons and seven daughters.
He was afterwards reduced to great want and forced to
think of plying in the streets as a porter for his livelihood.
One day, as he was walking alone by the sea-side, being
seized with many melancholy reflections upon his former
and his present state of life, which had raised a fit of de-
votion in him, he threw oft' his clothes with a design to
wash himself, according to the custom of the Mahometans,
before he said his prayers.
After his first plunge into the sea, he no sooner raised
his head above the water, but he found himself standing
by the side of the tub, with the great men of his court
about him and the holy man at his side. He immediately
upbraided his teacher for having sent him on such a course
of adventures and servitude; but was wonderfully surprised
when he heard that the state he talked of was only a
dream and delusion; that he had not stirred from the
place where he then stood, and that he had only dipped
his head in the water and immediately taken it out again.