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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Husband. The king, heaven bless him, is very well
beloved; we think he has a good heart, and wishes to
make his people happy, but his courtiers have not the
same views; they flatter him and persuade him to spend
his time in pleasure, while they govern affairs as they
Antiochus. To what pleasure is he so much addicted?
Husband. You are a stranger indeed, if you do not
know that the king loves hunting better than any thing
else. He gives a great deal of his time to it, and neglects
more important things for the sake of it; besides that,
large forests lie uncultivated to preserve the game, which
might be divided into small farms, and support many poor
families in a comfortable manner.
Antiochus. It is a pity there is nobody so upright as
to give the king good advice on this subject, perhaps he
would listen to it.
Husband. I do not doubt but he would, for it is said
that he has a good disposition, and loves his subjects :
but every body at court tries to serve himself, and the
miseries of the poor and laborious are unheard or for-
Antiochus. You are a good politician. Truth seldom
reaches the ears of princes; they are obliged to judge of
every thing from the report of others, and frequently are
misled on purpose to serve the interest of those that deceive
and flatter them.
The king's attendants ride up and discover him.
Husband and Wife, (both kneel). What will become of
us? AVe hope your majesty will forgive us; we did not
know you were the king, or we should not have made
so free.
Antiochus. Honest people, fear nothing: I thank you
for your hospitable entertainment, but still more for the