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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and from -whence the inhabitants were endeavouring to es-
cape with the utmost trepidation. Thus I spent the whole
day, and preserved by my care some thousands of lives,
noting, at the same time, with a steady composure and
freedom of mind, the several forms and phenomena of the
eruption. Towards night, as we approached to the foot
of Vesuvius, all the gallies were covered with ashes and
embers, which grew hotter and hotter; then showers of
pumice-stones, and burnt and broken pyrites, began to
fall on our heads: and we were stopped by the obstacles
which the ruins of the mountain had suddenly formed by
falling into the sea, and almost filling it up on that part
of the coast. I then commanded my pilot to steer to the
villa of my friend Pomponianus, which you know was
situated in the inmost recess of the bay. The wind was
very favourable to carry me thither, but would not allow
him to put off from the shore, as he wished to have done.
We were therefore constrained to pass the night in his
house. They watched, and I slept, until the heaps of
pumice-stones, which fell from the clouds, that had now
been impelled to that side of the bay, rose so high in the
area of the apartment I lay in, that I could not have got
out had I staid any longer; and the earthquakes were so
violent, as to threaten every moment the fall of the house.
We therefore thought it more safe to go into the open air,
guarding our heads as well as we could with pillows tied
upon them. The wind continuing adverse, and, the sea
very rough, we remained on the shore, until a sulphureous
and fiery vapour oppressed my weak lungs, and ended my
life. — In all this I hope that I acted as the duty of my
station required, and with true magnanimity. But on this
occasion, and in many other parts of your life, I must
say, my dear nephew, that there was a vanity, mixed with
your virtue, which hurt and disgraced it. Without that,
you would have been one of the worthiest men that Eome
has produced; for none ever excelled you in the integrity