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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In that same hour and hall,
The fingers of a hand
Came forth against the wall.
And wrote as if on sand:
The fingers of a man; —
A solitary hand
Along the letters ran,
And traced them like a wand.
The monarch saw, and shook,
And bade no more rejoice;
All bloodless wax'd his look,
And tremulous his voice.
"Let the men of lore appear,
The wisest of the earth ,
And expound the words of fear.
Which mar our royal mirth."
"Belshazzar's grave is made,
His kingdom pass'd away;
He, in the balance weigh'd.
Is light and worthless claj'.
Chaldea's seers are good.
But here they have no skill;
And the unknown letters stood
Untold and awful still.
And Babel's men of age
Are wise and deep in lore ;
But now they were not sage.
They saw — but knew no more.
A captive in the land,
A stranger and a youth.
He heard the king's command.
He saw that writing's truth.
The lamps around were bright,
The prophecy in view;
He read it on that night, —
The morrow proved it true.
The shroud, his robe of state,
His canopy, the stone;
The Mede is at his gate!
The Persian on his throne!"
Lokd Bykon.
The dying Christian to Ms Soul.
Vital spark of heav'nly flame!
Quit, oh quit this mortal frame:
Trembling, hoping , ling'ring ,
Oh the pain, the bliss of dying!
Cease, fond Nature, cease thy strife.
And let me languish into life.
Hark! they whisper; angels say:
"Sister Spirit, come away,"
What is this absorbs me quite,
Steals my senses, shuts my sight.
Drowns my spirits, draws my
Tell me, my soul, can this be death ?