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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thought it impossible to imitate, oue day asked the prelate,
if he could communicate to him the secret of being always
satisfied. "Yes," replied the good old man, "I can
teach you my secret, and with great facility. It consists
in nothing more, than in making a right use of my eyes."
His friend begged him to explain himself. "Most willingly,"
returned the bishop, "'in whatever state I am, I iirst of
all look up to Heaven, and reflect, that my principal
business here, is to get to that blest abode. I then look
down upon the earth, and call to mind, that when I am
dead, 1 shall occupy but a small space in it. I then look
abroad into the world, and observe, what multitudes there
are, who, in every respect are less fortunate, than myself.
Thus I learn where true happiness is placed, where all our
cares must end; and how very little reason I have to
repine, or to complain.
Defer not till to-morrow to be wise;
To-morrow's sun to thee may never rise.
If good we plant not, vice will fill the place,
And rankest weeds the richest soils deface.
Indulge the true ambition — to excel
In that best art, — the art of living well.
In its true light, this transient life regard;
This is a state of trial, not reward.