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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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_201183
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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87.
"What slie thought of tlie person and behaviour of Cvrus?"
To which she replied, "She did not take much notice of
him." — "No?" replied the prince. "What else could then
command your attention?" — "The man," said she,
"Who would give a thousand lives to redeem me."
ResjKctfid Exception.
A Gentleman having supped at an inn in a little borough-
town , when tlie cloth was taken away, the landlord inquired
how he had liked his fare. "Extremely well," said the gentle-
man, "I have supped as well as any man in the kingdom."—
"Except Mr. Mayor," said the landlord. "I except nobody,"
said the gentlenr.an. "You must," says the landlord. "I
won't," says the gentleman. — In short, their dispute grew
so high that the landlord (who was a subaltern mag-istrate,
but neither a Solon nor Lycurgus) took the gentleman
before tlie Mayor. That magistrate, whose understanding
was in exact cquilibrio with that of the landlord, gravely
told the gentleman, "That the custom of excepting Mr.
Mayor, had prevailed in that place time out of mind, that
every one was obliged to conform to it, and that he fined
llim a shilling for refusing." ■— "Very well," answered
the gentleman, "there is the shilling, but may f be
hanged, if that fellow, who brought me here, is not the
greatest fool in Christendom, — except you, i\fr. Mayor."
The cheaper IFooer.
It was observed, that a certain covetous rich man never
invited any one to dine with him. "I will lay a wager,"
says a wag, "I shall get an invitation from him.' Tlie wager
being accepted, he goes the next day to this rich man's
house, about the time that he was known to sit down to
dinner, and tells the servant, that he must speak with his
master immediately, for that he can save him a thousand