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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Stanhope. I am very much obliged to you, but I am
engaged for all the evening, to morrow; first at Cardinal
Albani's; and then to sup at the Venetian Ambassadress's.
Englishman. How the devil can you like being always
with these foreigners? I never go amongst them, with all
their formalities and ceremonies. I am never easy in com-
pany with them, and I don't know why, but I am
Stanhope. I am neither ashamed nor afraid: I am very
easy with them; they are very easy with mej I get the
language, and I see their characters, by conversing with
them; and that is what we are sent abroad for, is it
Englishman. I hate your modest women's company; your
women of fashion as they call 'em. I don't know what to
say to them, for my part.
Stanhope. Have you ever conversed with them?
Englishman. No. I never conversed with them; but I
have been sometimes in their company though much against
my will. ♦
Stanhope. But at least they have done you no hurt,
which is, probably, more than you can say of the women
you do converse with.
Englishman. That's true, I own, but —
Stanhope. Tastes are different, you know, and every
man follows his own.
Englishman. That's true, but thine's a devilish odd one.
Stanhope. All morning with thy drynurse; all the evening
in formal fine company; and all day long afraid of old Daddy
in England. Tliou art a queer fellow, and I am afraid
there's nothing to be made of thee.
Stanhope. I am afraid so too.
Englishman. Well then; good night to you; you have
no objection, I hope, to my being drunk to-night, which
I certainly will be.
• Stanhope. Not in the least; nor to your being sick to-