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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A talkative fellow willing to learn of Isocrates, he asked
him double his usual price; "because," said he, "T must
both teach him to speak, and to hold his tongue."
"When Socrates was asked, which of mortal men was to
be accounted nearest to the gods in happiness, he answered:
"that man who is in want of the fewest things."
The same philosopher, one of the poorest though greatest
men in Athens, observing the pomp and luxury of his
fellow citizens, "How many wants," says he, "have the
rich and great, from which [ am entirely free!"
Cato being asked, how it happened that he had no
statues erected to him, whilst Home was crowded with
those of so many others, "I would rather," answered he
"people should inquire, why I have them not, than com
plain, that I have them."
Demetrius Phalerius being informed, that the peojile of
Athens had destroyed all the numerous statues, they had
formerly erected to his honour, "It matters not," says
he, "since they cannot obliterate the actions which acquired
It was a fine answer of Diogenes, who being asked
mockery, why philosophers were the followers of rich men,
and not rich men of philosophers, replied: "because the
one knew what they had need of, and the others did not.'
The Emperor Titus remembering once at supper, that
during that day he had done nobody a kindness, "my
friends," says he, "I have lost this day."
It is mentioned in history, to the honour of the Emperoi
Alexander Severus, that he would in no case permit offices
to be sold; "for," said he, "he who buys, must sell.''
Anacharsis the Scythian, who was accounted one of the
wisest men of his age, being reproached by an impertinen
Athenian with the barbarity of his country, told him

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