Titel: First English reading book: Engelsch leesboek voor instituten, gymnasiën en hoogere burgerscholen: met Nederlandsche woordenlijst
Auteur: Herrig, Ludwig
Uitgave: Arnhem: J. Voltelen, 1869 *
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: IWO 513 H 21
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Leesvaardigheid, Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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Tliose angry passions slept till he attain'd
His purposed wealth, and waked when that
was gain'd:
He then resumed the native wrath and pride,
The more indulged, as longer laid aside:
"Wife, children, servants, all obedience pay.
The slaves at school no greater slaves than
No more dependent, he resumes the rein,
And shows the schoolboy-turbulence again.
Were I a poet, I would say, he brings
To recollection some impetuous springs;
See! one that issues from that humble
source, [course;
To gain new powers, and run its noisy
Frothy and fierce among the rocks it goes,
And threatens all that bound it or oppose:
Till wider grown, and finding large increase,
Though ijounded still, it moves along in
And as its waters to the ocean glide,
They bear a busy people on its tide;
Hut there arrived, and from its channel free.
Those swelling waters meet the mighty sea;
With threat'ning force the new-form'd billows
swell, |well.
And now allVight the crowd they bore so
Yet, said the Hector, all these early signs
Of vice are lost, and vice itself declines;
Ueligion counsels, troubles, sorrows rise.
And the vile spirit in the contlict dies.
Sir Hector Hlane, the champion of the
scliool, [rule:
Was very blockhead, but was form'd for
Learn he could not; lie said, he could not
Hut he professVl it gave him no concern:
Rooks were his horror, dinner his delight.
And his amusement to shake hands and
Argue he could not, but in case of doubt,
Or disputation, fairly box'd it out:
This was his logic, and his arm so strong,
His cause prevail'd, and he was never
wrong; [*ook.
Hut so obtuse — you must have seen his
Desponding, angn*, puzzled o'er his book.
Can you not see him on the morn that
His skill in ligures? Pluto's self was moved —
Come, six times five? th'impatient teacher
In vain, the pupil shut his eyes, and sigh'd.
Try, six times count your fingers; how he
stands! — [hands?
Your fingers, idiot! — What, of both my
With parts like these his father felt assured.
In busy times, a ship might be procured;
He too was pleased to be so early freed.
He now could fight, and he in time might
So he has fought, and in his country's causc
Has gain'd him glory, and our heart's ap-
No more the blustering boy a school defies,
We see tlie hero from the tyrant rise.
And in the captain's worth the student's
dulness dies.
(George Crabhe.)
Every school is an epitome of the world;
large ones resemble the bustle and mixture
to be found in the metropolis; small so-
cities of ten or twelve young gentlemen
may be compared to the narrow circle of a
village. The smaller family is frequently
found to be a good preparative for tiie
larger; but hard indeed is the fate of that
boy who plunges at once from the indul-
gence and retirement of his fathers house,
into the bustling, anxious turmoil attend-
ant on so new a state of existence, as a
large community of schoolboys.
Mr. and Mrs. Appleby did not appre-
hend that their fondly-petted and only
son could experience any difficulties, when
they agreed to semi him to a far distant
school in the neighbourhood of London.
He was courageous by nature, and having
been praised for all that he did, and much
that ho did not do, became naturally
desirous of exhibiting his powers, beyond
the circle of his admirers at home. The
principal of these were the groom and the
stable-boy, who were never weary of
extolling his abilities, and assuring him,
that 'sitch gentlemen as he was need not
bother their heads about larnin;' and with
this flattery he was so well satisfied, that
he never minded the assertion of the old
gardener, when he said — 'There might
be little learning, with great conceit.'
When all was prepared for the expedi-
tion, and the youth had been extolled for
his resolution, obedience, talents, and what
not, the finishing stroke was put to the
system, by a maiden aunt of lus father,
when she rode over to take leave of the
hope of the family. — 'My dear Joey,'
said she, 'I am quite grieved to tell you,
that Captain Tresham has the presump-
tion to send his son James to the very same
school that you are going to, for no rea-
son whatever but that he turns out a sharj)
boy. What a fool he must be, to venture
on such an expence, with three girls to
portion, and his property not to be named
with your papa's! Rut 1 hope, my dear,
vou will take care to let all the youni^