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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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Antony's Chapel. It is very ancient, and
a great part of it has crumbled into dust,
but portions of the wall remain, and the
spot is much visited, for many strange
stories are told about the ruin.
Not far from St. Anthony's Chapel, on
the skirts of the city, is an old edifice call-
ed Ilolyrood, formerly occupied as a palace
by the kings of Scotland.
Edinburgh has about one hundred and
fifty thousand inhabitants, but it has few-
manufactures. The Great Law courts for
the whole of Scotland are held there and
cohsequently a great many lawyers, judges,
clerks, and sherifls, reside in the place.
Besides these, people of great wealth dwell
in the town, and men of great learning.
(P. Parley.)
130. DUBLIN.
Ireland is often called 'the Emerald Isle,'
and is inhabited by a warm-hearted people.
1 felt kindly towards them, when I first put
my foot on Irish land, and I felt more
kindly still when I came away from the
country. Ireland is nearly three hundred
miles long, and about two hundred broad.
It contains about thirty thousand square miles,
and has a population of nearly seven millions.
Dublin is the capital of Ireland, and con-
tains a population of about two hundred
and thirty-three thousand. The river Lifley,
which I'alls into the bay of Dublin, and
has two capital bridges, divides the city
into two parts, one much about the same
size as the other. It is a place of great
antiquity: the Irish call it Drom-choll-coil,
which means 'the brow of a hazel wood.'
It was anciently, called Baly-lean-cliath, or,
'The town on the fishing harbour.'
The suburbs are poor enough, consisting,
chiefly, of wretched hovels, inhabited by
very poor people, ill fed, and clothed in
rags. Silk, woolen, and cotton manufac-
tories are carried on in the place, as well
as other branches of useful traffic.
The bay of Dublin is one of the finest
in the world. In order to improve it, as
a harbour^ for giving shelter to the ships,
a pier three miles in length has been built,
composed of enormous blocks of granite,
having a lighthouse at the end. Dublin
has but little foreign trade, its chief com-
merce being with England, especially with
Liverpool. Three miles below the city is
a fortress called the Pigeon House, and a
commodious dock. To my mind, the city
is not seen to much advantage from the
harbour, though the view of the country
is one of the finest I ever beheld; there is
such a gentle rising to the north and west,
and such a bold towering up of the lofty
mountains on the south.
Dublin is the seat of a university, cele-
brated for learning. The inhabitants are
frank, open, and generous; and hospitality
dwells in their very hearts. Many of the
back streets, as I said before, are not to
be praised; but go into Marrion Square,
Grafton Street, and College Green! Pass
through Sackville Street, and Westmore-
land Street, and Rutland Square, and you
will say that these, and Gardiner's Row,
and Mountjoy Square, are equal to anything
in the shape of streets that you ever saw.
There are five very handsome squares,
and I am told that one of them, Stephen's
Green, is a mile round it. It has a statue
of George the Second, on horseback, in
the middle of it.
There is no want of public buildings in
Dublin; they seemed to me to be not only
very numerous, but also noble edifices.
The Castle, the Exchange, the Custom
House, the Bank of Ireland, and the Four
Courts, are worth looking at; and the ca-
thedrals, churches, schools, hospitals, and
other benevolent institutions, cannot be
looked at without a proud feeling gathering
round the heart. To speak the truth, when
in London, Edinburgh, and Dublin, I felt
that the English, Scotch, and warmhearted
Irish, were my brethren; and I looked on
their flourishing commerce, elegant edifices,
and noble institutions with double pleasure
on that account.
It would take me hours to describe, pro-
perly, the venerable cathedral of St. Pa-
trick, with its transepts, choir, and organ;
its walls and panelled gallery-fronts, adorn-
ed as they are with the swords, helmets,
and banners of the knights of St. Patrick,
and the canopied stalls of carved oak, rich
with armorial bearings, and golden cha-
racters. The quakers, moravians, and me-
thodists have all places of divine worship;
and those of the roman cathohcs are nu-
merous. The chapels in Ann Street and
Exchange Street are very elegant.
The royal Dublin Society and the col-
leges ought not to be passed over, for they
are among the things which exalt the city
in public estimation.
I had a walk in the Phcenix Park, and
I could never wish a sweeter place to walk
in. I was delighted with the Zoological
Gardens. The noble bay, the canals, the
Royal and the Grand, and the railway, add
much to the improvement of Dublin, and
the extension of her commerce. Parley.)