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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Friendship amongst Thieves.
Three villains having made a considerable booty at a
small distance from a country-town, agreed (as it was not
expedient for all three to enter the town together) that
one of them only should go and buy provisions, and bring
them to the place of rendez-vous in a wood. Whilst he
was gone, the two, who were left, consulted together;
and in order to enlarge their share of the booty, determined
to kill their comrade as soon as he should return with
their food. This was executed; but their murdered com-
jjanion, who had formed precisely the same design against
them, had, after satisfying his own appetite, poisoned the
food he brought them. Tlius they all died by the treachery
of each other.
A Good Advice,
A certain Chan of Tartary making a progress with iiis
Nobles, was met by a Dervise, who cried, with a loud
voice, wlioever will give me a hunderd pieces of gold , I
will give liim a piece of advice. The Chan ordered liim
the sum; upon which the Dervise said: "Begin notliing
of which tliou hast not well considered the end."
The courtiers, upon hearing this plain sentence, smiled,
and said with a sneer: "Tlie Dervise is well paid for his
maxim." But the king was so well satisfied with the
answer, that he ordered it to be written in golden letters
in several places of his palace, and engraved on all his
plate. Not long after, the king's surgeon was bribed to
kill him with a poisoned lancet, while bleeding him.
One day, when t le king's arm was bound, and the
fatal lancet in the surgeon's hand, he read on the bason.
Begin nothing of tohich thou hast not well considered
the end. — He immediately started, and let the lancet
fall out of his hand. The king observed his confusion.