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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proverb says: "All is not gold that glitters." I have
heard that the rich are not always so happy as they ap-
pear; and that many an aching heart rides in a coach and
six. Tor my part, when I have a little corn in my barn,
a side of good bacon in my chimney, and a cup of brown
ale to welcome a friend, though I work hard every day,
I envy no man; but find cause not only to be content,
but thankful for my lot. Hark, who comes here! a man
on horseback. {Antioc/ins Sidetes, king of Syria, rides
up to them, hut without making himself known.)
Antiochus. I have lost my way, good folks, and have
wandered some hours in this forest; it was a lucky chance
that brought me to your habitation, for I am much fa-
tigued, and faint with hunger: can you afford a little re-
fresliment to a stranger?
Husband. Most willingly: we are but poor, and have
no dainties to offer you; but to such as we have you are
heartily welcome.
Wife. I can have some new laid eggs and a rasher of
bacon ready presently, if the gentleman can submit to
such fare.
Antiochus. That I can with as good an appetite as
ever I sat down to a feast. This keen air and hard-
exercise have cured me of daintiness; but, that I may re-
lish my repast the better, leave off your work, and give
me your company. What is the best news in this part
of the country?
Wife. AVe hear but little of what passes in the world
in this forest. We know that poor people find it hard
enough to live. Let them do what they can, it is diffi-
cult to earn a livelihood.
Antiochus. Whence do your hardships arise ? perhaps
this remote situation does not afford you an opportunity
of gaining a maintenance; or have you any complaint to
make of those who rule over you? I am a stranger in
these parts; how is the king liked hereabouts ?