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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The Pleasures of Retirement.
Happy the man, whose wish and care
A few paternal acres bound;
Content to breathe his native air,
In his own ground.
Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread.
Whose flocks supply him with attire;
Whose trees in summer yield him shade,
In winter fire.
Blest who can unconcern'dly find
Hours, days and years, slide soft away,
In health of body, peace of mind.
Quiet by day.
Sound sleep by night: study and ease.
Together mixed: sweet recreation,
And innocence, which most does please,
With meditation.
Thus let me live, unseen, unknown;
Thus imlamented let me die.
Steal from the world, and not a stone
Tell where I lie.
The Sluggard.
'T is the voice of the sluggard — I heard him complain,
"You have wak'd me too soon, I must slumber again,"
As the door on its hinges, so he on his bed
Turns his sides, and his shoulders, and his heavy head.
"A little more sleep and a little more slumber;"
Thus he wastes half his days, and his hours without number;
And when he gets up, he sits folding his hands.
Or walks about saunt'ring, or trifling he stands.