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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Ill's father's orders, he covered it with branches, to secure
it, in case an owner should hereafter appear. After three
months, the Eussian returning, lodged with the same
])easant, and accidentally mentioned the loss of his purse.
The peasant, who had not at first recollected him, cried out
with surprise: "Art thou the man who lost the purse?
My son shall go and shew thee where it lies, that thou
mayest take it up with thy own liand."
The Lajvffiver and the Father.
Zaleucus, the Locrian, made a decree, that whoever was
convicted of adultery should be punished with the loss of his
eyes. Soon after the making this law, the Legislator's own
son was apprehended in the fact, and brought to trial
before his father. How could the fatlier behave in so tender
and delicate a conjuncture? If he executed the law with
rigour, it would be worse than death to the unhappy youth,
if he pardoned so daring an oft'ender, it would defeat the
design of his salutary institution. To avoid both these in-
con veniencies, he ordered one of his son's eyes to be put
out, and one of his own.
A jiidicims Becmon.
A dispute having long subsisted in a gentleman's family
between the maid and the coachman, about fetching the
cream for breakfast, the gentleman one morning called them
both before him, that he might hear what they had to say,
and decide accordingly. The maid pleaded, "That the
coachman was lounging about the kitchen the best part of
the morning, yet he was so ill-natured lie would not fetcli
the cream for her, though he saw she had so much to do,
that she had not a moment to spare." The coachman
said, "It was none of his business." "Very well," said
the master; "But, pray, what do you call your business?"