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.
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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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ledge, and consequently end contemptibly in thé frivolous
dissipation of drawing-rooms and ruelles. You are now
got over the dry and difficult parts of learning; what
remains, requires much more time than trouble. You have
lost time by your illness; you must regain it now or never.
I therefore most earnestly desire, for your own sake, that
for these next six months, at least six hours every morn-
ing , uninterruptedly, may be inviolably sacred to your
studies with Mr. Harte. So much for the mornings,
which, from your own good sense, and Mr. Harte's ten-
derness and care of you, will, I am sure, be thus well
employed. It is not only reasonable, but useful too, that
your evenings should be devoted to amusements and plea-
sures; and, therefore, I not only allow, but recommend, that
they should be employed at assemblies, balls, spectacles,
and in the best companies; with this restriction only:
that the consequences of the evening's diversions may not
break in upon the morning's studies, by breakfasting,
visits, and idle parties into the country. At your age,
you need not be ashamed, when any of these morning
parties are proposed, to say you must beg to be excused,
for you are obliged to devote your mornings to Mr. Harte;
that I will have it so; and that you dare not do other-
wise. Lay it all upon me; though I am persuaded it
will be as much your own inclination at it is mine. But
those frivolous, idle people, whose time hangs upon their
own hands, and who desire to make others lose theirs
too, are not to be reasoned with; and indeed it would
be doing them too much honour. The shortest, civil
answers are the best; I cannot, I dare not instead of
I will not; for if you were to enter with them into the
necessity of study, and the usefulness of knowledge, it
would only furnish them with matter of their silly jests,
which, though I would not have you mind, I would not
have you invite. I will suppose you at Rome, studying six
hours uninterruptedly with Mr. Harte, every morning, and