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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G. I am not rich enough for that.
F. I understand; — that's where the shoe pinches tlie
men of letters of Germany; — it is true, the times
are bad.
G. Yes, Sire, very bad indeed! — but, if it pleases
your Majesty to restore peace to Europe---
F. AVhich do you prefer as an epic poet — Homer
or Virgil?
G. Homer, as a creative genius, deserves the preference.
F. Virgil, however, is more correct than the other;
but, Mr. Gellert, it is said that you have written fables,
which are much esteemed. "Will you recite one?
G. I have a bad memory, but I will endeavour to
do it,
F. You will oblige me. I sliall step in my closet
for a few minutes , in order to give you time to recall
your thoughts (The King, — on returning) — Well, have
you succeeded?
G. Yes, Sire, here is one: "A certain Athenian
painter, who preferred the love of glory to that of
fortune, one day asked a connoisseur his opinion on
one of his paintings, which represented the god Mars.
The connoisseur pointed out the defects which he thought
were in the work, and added, that art was too apparent
in the generality of the composition. At that moment, a
man of a shallow mind appeared, who no sooner perceived
the picture than he exclaimed with transport, "0 Heaven ,
what a master-piece? Mars is living! he breathes! he fills
the spectator with terror! Behold that foot, those fingers,
those nails! What taste ; what grandeur the appearence
of that helmet and in the armour of the terrible god!" The
painter blushed at these words, and said to the connoisseur,
"I am now convinced of the solidity of your judgment."
F. Now, the moral?
G. "When the productions of an author do not satisfy
a good judge, the inference is against them; but, wlien