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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tion of imitating him. I have endeavoured to be original,
in my own way.
You did right. But why has not our Germany
produced a greater number of good authors?
G. Your Majesty appears to me to be prejudiced against
tlie Germans.
F. Not at all, I assure you.
G. At least against those who write.
i\ It is true, I have no great opinion of them ; —
why have we not good historians?
G. Sire, we have several: Cramer, among others, who
has continued Bossuet. T could name, besides, to your
Majesty, the learned Mascow.
F. A German to continue Bossuet's History, indeed,
how can that be?
G. He has not only continued Bossuet's History, but
he has performed that difficult task with the greatest suc-
cess. One of the most celebrated professors in the States
of your Majesty has judged that continuation quite as ele-
gant, and superior in point of exactness, to what Bossuet
liad begun.
F. Did you never leave Saxony?
G. I have been once at Berlin.
F. I think you ought to travel.
G. I have no inclination for travelling; besides I cannot
travel, in the state in which I am.
F. What is your usual complaint? that of learned men,
no doubt.
G. I agree; since it pleases your Majesty to call it so;
but I could not, without an excess of vanity, call it so
F. You must take a great deal of exercise, and often
ride on horseback.
G. The remedy might prove worse than the disease, if
the horse were mettlesome.
F. Take a coach.