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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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21. THE SONG OF MOSES.
Tlien sang Moses antl tlie cliildren ol
Israel tliis song unto the Lord, and spake,
saying, 1 will sing unto the Lord, for he
liatli triumphed gloriously; the horse and
his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The
Lord is my strength and song, and he is
become my salvation: he is my God, and
1 will prepare him a habitation: my fathers
God, and I will exalt him. The Lord is
a man of war; Jehovah is his name. Pha-
raoh's chariots and his hosts hath he cast
into the sea; his chosen captains also are
drowned in the lied Sea. The depths have
covered them: they sank into the bottom
as a stone. Thy right hand, 0 Lord, hath
dashed in pieces the enemy. And in the
greatness of thine excellency tliou hast
overthrown them that rose up again;|t thee :
thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consu-
med them as stubble. And with the blast
of thy nostrils tiie waters were gathered
togetlier, the Hoods stood upright as a heap,
and the depths were concealed in the heart
of the sea. The enemy said, I will pursue,
I will overtake, 1 will divide the spoils;
rny lust shall be satislied upon them; I will
draw my sword, my hand shall destroy
tiiem. Thou didst blow with thy wind, the
sea covered them: they sank as lead in the
mighty waters. Wlio is like unto thee,
0 Lord, among the godsV who is like thee,
glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing
wonders? Thou stretciiedst out thy hand,
the earth swallowed them. Thou in thy
mercy hast^ led forth the people which
thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided
them in thy strength unto thy holy habi-
tation. The people shall hear, and be
afraid; sorrow shall take hold on the in-
liabitants of Palestine. Then the dukes
of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men ;
of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon j
them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall :
melt away. Fear and dread shall fall upon j
them; by the greatness of thine aim they ;
shall be* as still as a stone; till thy people :
sliall pass over, 0 Lord, till the people t
pass over which Ihou hast purchased, i
Thou Shalt bring them in, and plant them
in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the
place, 0 Lord, which thou hast made for
thee to dwell in; in the sanctuary, 0 Lord,
which thy hands have established. Jehovah
shall reiun for ever and ever.
Its glow by day, its smile by night,
Are but reflections caught from Thee!
Where'er we turn, thy glories shine.
And all things fair and bright are Thine.
When day with farewell beam delays
Among the op'ning clouds of even.
And wo can almost think we gaze
Through golden vistas into heaven.
Those hues that mark the sun's decline.
So soft, so radiant. Lord, are Thine.
When night, with wings of stormy gloom
Overshadows all the earth, and skies,
Like some dark beauteous bird, whose plume
Is sparkling with a thousand eyes,
That sacred gloom, those lires divine,
So grand, so countless, Lord, are Thine.
When youthful spring around us breathes,
Thy spirit warms her fragant sigh.
And every llower the summer wreathes,
Js born beneatli that kindling eye:
Where'er we turn, thy glories shine.
And all things briglit and fair are Thine. —
(, Moore.)
;t2. THE POWER OF GOD.
'ihou art, 0 God, the life and light
Of all tliis wond'rous world wo see;
•23. BOLD IIOBIN HOOD.
The tamous Piobin Hood, whose real
; name was Robert Fitzooth, and who nourished
' during the reigns of Henry the Second
! and Richard Cœur de Lion, was born in
I the town of Locksley, in Nottinghamshire,
: about the year HCO. He was a iiandsome
; youth, and the best archer in the comity,
Î and regularly bore away the prizes at all
the archery meetings, being able to strike
a deer live hundred yards oil". In truth,
he was just fit to be one of the royal
archers, and would no doubt have turned
out better, had not his uncle been persua-
ded by the monks of Fountain Abbey to
leave all his property to the church, and
thus poor Robin being sent adrift into the
world, took refuge in Sherwood Forest,
where he met with several other youths,
who soon formed themselves into a band
under his leadership, and commenced lead-
ing the life of outlaws. Robin Hood and
his men adopted a uniform of Lincoln
green, with a scarlet cap, and each man
was armed with a dagger and a basket-
iiilted sword, and a bow in his hand and
a quiver slung on his back, while the cap-
tain always had a bugle horn with him to
summon his followers about him.
One day, when Robin Hood set out alone,
in hopes of meeting with some adventure,
he reached a brook over which a narrow
plank was laid to serve for a bridge, and^
just as he was going to cross it, a tall and