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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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_201183
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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59.
They, who ridicule the wise and good, are dangerous
companions; they bring virtue itself into contempt.
We cannot be good as God is good, to all persons
every were; but we can rejoice, that, every where, there
is a God to do them good.
The days that are past, are gone for ever; those that
are to come, may not come to us; the present time only
is ours: let us, therefore, improve it as much as possible.
They, who are moderate in their expectations, meet with
few disappoi)itments: the eager and presumptuous are con-
tinually disappointed.
Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well:
but it is impossible to do any thing well without atten-
tion.
Let us not expect too much pleasure in this life: no
situation is exempt from trouble. The best persons are,
no doubt, the happiest: but they too have their trials and
afflictions.
How greatly do the kind offices of a dutiful and afi'ec-
tionate child gladden the heart of a parent, especially
when sinking under age or infirmities!
What better proof can we give of wisdom and goodness,
than to be content with the station in which Providence
has placed us?
How readily should we forgive those who offend us, if we
considered how much our heavenly Pather lias forgiven us!
Who would exchange the humble peace, which virtue
gives, for all the honours and pleasures of a vain world ?
How can we spend our time foolishly, Avhen we know
that we must give an account hereafter, of our thoughts,
words, and actions?
How glorious an object is the sun! but how much more
glorious is that great and good Being, who made it for
our use!