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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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65.
"My country may disgrace me, but thou art a disgrace
to thy country."
Callicratidas, the Spartan General, being persuaded at
a battle to save himself by retreating, " No," answered
he, "the Spartans can equip another fleet, should this be
lost, but I can never recover my reputation, if I forfeit
it by basely flying before the enemy.
When Diogenes received a visit in his tub from Alexander
the Great, and was asked, what petition he had to offer,
"I have nothing:" said he, "to ask, but that you would
remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting
the sunshine, take from me, what you cannot give me."
Philip, king of Macedonia, having lieard, that the great
Alexander, his son, sung once at a feast, to the wonder and
envy of the best musicians there: "Art not thou ashamed,"
said he to him, "to sing so well?"
Themistocles being asked, how he would marry his
daughter, whether to one of small fortune, or to one that
was rich, but of an ill reputation, made answer: "I had
rather have a man without an estate, than to have an
estate without a man."
We read of a pliilosopher, who declared of himself,
that the first year he entered upon the study of philosophy
he knew all tilings, the second year he knew something,
but the third year he knew nothing. The more he studied,
the more he declined in the opinion of his own knowledge,
and saw more of the shortness of his understanding.
A certain bishop was remarkable for his happy and
contended disposition. He met with much opposition, and
encountered many difficulties in his journey through life:
but it was observed, that he never repined of his condition,
or betrayed the least degree of impatience. An intimate
friend of his, who highly admired the virtue which he