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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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_204683
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Leesvaardigheid, Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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proved to be the fact; when the last bat-
talions of guards, which he led into action,
were overthrown, he was carried away with
them, and surrounded on all sides by the
enemy; he then sought refuge in an or-
chard, adjoining to the farm of Cailon, where
he was afterwards met by two officers of
the guards, who were like him endeavour-
ing to elude the enemy. To them he made
himself known, and they passed together
over the plain upon which were scattered
various Prussian parties. These, however,
luckily for the fugitive, were employed in
plundering. Napoleon was recognized on
several occasions, in spite of the darkness
of the night, and the soldiers whispered
as he passed, ""Look, there is the emperor.'
These words seemed greatly to alarm him,
and he hurried forward through the multi-
tude with increased speed. Where were
now the acclamations which cheered him
at Austerlitz, at Jena, at Marengo, or
which had previously greeted him when-
ever he appeared at the head of his troops?
Vanished for ever! Never were they again
to gladden the ear, or to swell the proud
heart of the solitary exile of Saint Helena!'
112.
THE SOVEREIGNS OF
ENGLAND.
First William the Norman,
Then William his son;
Henry, Stephen and Henry,
Then Richard and John.
Next Henry the third,
Edwards one, two and three,
And again after Richard,
Three Henrys we see.
Two Edwards, third Richard,
If rightly I guess,
Two Henrys, sixth Edward,
Queen Mary, Queen Bess;
Then Jamie the Scotchman,
Then Charles whom they slew.
Yet received after Cromwell
Another Charles too.
Next Jamie the second
Ascended the throne;
Then good William and Mary
Together came on;
Then Anne, Georges four,
And fourth William — all past,
And Victoria came —
May she long be the last!
113. THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.
God save our gracious Queen,
God save our noble Queen,
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious.
Long to reign over us,
God save the Queen!
O Lord, our God, arise,
Scatter her enemies,
And make them fall!
Confound their politics.
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On her our hopes fix,
God save us at!!
Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour,
Long may she reign;
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause.
With heart and voice to sing,
God save the Queen!
0 grant her long to see
Friendship and amity
Always increase!
May she her sceptre sway.
All loyal souls obey.
Join heart and voice: Huzza!
God save the Queen!
114. PRESENT STATE OF THE
BRITISH EMPIRE.
The British empire, as at present con-
stituted, is universally acknowledged to be
one of the greatest that exist, or ever have
existed, on the face of the globe. Its ter-
ritories are of vast extent; embracing Eng-
land, Scotland, and Ireland, which form
what is termed the mother-country, and a
range of colonies and dependencies in all
quarters of the world.
The total area of the British islands is
about 77 millions of acres, of which 47 millions
are under cultivation. The population is
estimated at about 28 millions.
The metropolis of the empire is London,
with a population of above two millions;
and here are situated the palaces of the
sovereign and royal family, the Houses
of Parliament, tlie chief law-courts, and
numerous institutions of a national cha-
racter. Edinburgh, tlie capital of Scot-
land, and Dublin, the capital of Ireland,
have been only of secondary importance
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