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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Integrity of a Soldier.
A king of Nortliumberland, named Anlaff, having been
deprived of his kingdom by Athelstan, king of tlie "West
Saxons, assembled a numerous force and marched to attack
the invader. The two armies met and prepared for battle,
and Athelstan, wishing to learn the strength and the arrange-
ments of his adversary, disguised himself as a harper and
went into Anlalf's camp, flaving played on his harp from
tent to tent, lie was at lengtli conducted to the royal
pavilion. The king was so well pleased with his music
that, on his departure, he gave him a handsome recompense.
As soon as he was gone a soldier presented liimself before
Anlaff, and said : Sire, the harper who has given you so
much pleasure, and whom you have rewarded so hand-
somely , is no other than Athelstan, your mortal enemy. —
Traitor, replied the king, why did not you tell me that,
while he was in my power? — Because, answered the
soldier, I am no traitor; I have served in his army, and
have sworn never to betray him: if I had done it, I should
be as capable of betraying you; but I advise you to change
your arrangements before you give battle. — Anlaiï followed
the soldier's advice, and Atiielstan, deceived in his expec-
tations, was entirely defeated.
The honest Peasant.
A Russian gentleman, in the course of a long journey,
lodged one night at the hut of a poor Oustiack (1) peasant,
and the next day on the road missed a purse containing a
hundred rubles. His landlord's son hunting at some distance
from the hut, found the purse, but left it behind him. By
(1) The Ou^tiacks are a rude and poor tribe in the north of Asiatic-