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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where Voltaire was one of the guests. Chesterfield seemed
gazing at tlie brilliant circle of ladies; Voltaire accosted
him: "i\Iylord, I know you are a judge; which are the
more beautiful, the English or the French ladies?"
"Upon my word," replied his Lordship, with his usual
presence op mind, "I am no connoisseur of paintings."
Some time after this, Voltaire being in London, happened
to be at a nobleman's rout with Lord Chesterfield; a lady
in company, prodigiously painted, directed her whole dis-
course to Voltaire, and entirely engrossed his conversation.
Chesterfield came up, tapped him on the shoulder, saying:
"Sir, take care you be not captivated." "Mylord," replied
the wit, "I scorn to be taken by an English bottom and
French colours.
The Note of Interrogation.
Pope was one evening at a coffee-house, where he and
a set of literati had got poring over a Latin manuscript,
in which they found a passage that none of them could
comprehend. A young officer, who hearing their conference,
begged that he might be permitted to look at the passage.
Oh," says Pope sarcastically, "by all means. Pray, let
tlie young gentleman look at it." Upon which the Officer
took up the manuscript, and, considering a while, said,
there only wanted a note of interrogation to make the
whole intelligible, which was really the case. "And pray,
master," says Pope, with a sneer, "what is a note of
interrogation?" "A note of interrogation," replied the
young fellow, "is a little crooked thing that asks questions."(l)
(1) It is to be obsen'cd that Pope himself was of a little stature and
somewhat crock-backed.