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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of too much honour to wish to avail \ ourself of any undue
advantage; therefore I have a proposal to make. In this
box are two pills: one is composed of the most deadly
])oison; the otlier is perfectly harmless: choose which of
tlie two you will swallow, and I will immediately swallow
the other." The officer was struck with tlie singularity of
tlie proposition, and not being disposed to risk being
poisoned himself, he declined swallowing the pill, and
the affair was amicably adjusted.
Mr. Jefferson's, ten rules of life.
The following rules for practical life were given by Mr.
Jefferson, in a letter of advice to his namesake, Thomas
Jefferson Smith, in 182.5.
1. Never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.
2. Never trouble others for what you can do yourself.
3. Never spend your money before you have it.
4. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap.
5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.
6. We never repent of having eaten too little.
7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
8. How much pain have those evils cost us which
never happened! '
9. Take things always by their smooth handle.
10. Wlien angry, count ten before you speak; if very
angry, count a hundred.
Devouring Booh.
It is recorded of Madame de Stael Holstein, that before
she was fifteen years of age ; she had "devoured" 600
novels in three months, so that she must have read more
than six a-day, upon an average. Louis XY[., during the
five months and seven days of his imprisonment immediately
preceding his death, read 156 volumes, or, one a-day. If