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Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: P.B. 580 : 1e dr. (dl. II)
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at last the boys and girls would dance country-dances on
the palm of his hands as he lay on the ground, or play
at hide and seek in his hair.
Chapter II.
The emperor at length mentioned his intentions of re-
leasing Mr. Gulliver in the cabinet, where, after some
opposition, the following preliminaries were drawn up for
their mutual interest and security.
His sublime majesty proposeth to the Manmountain the
following articles, which, by a solemn oath, he shall be
obliged to perform
1st, He shall not depart without licence.
2dly, He shall not come into the metropolis without
leave.
Sdly, He shall confine his walks to the high roads;
and not lie down in any meadow or corn-field.
4thly, He shall take care not to trample upon any of
our subjects, their horses or carriages.
5thly, If an express requires extraordinary despatch,
he shall be obliged to carry in his pocket the messenger
and horse, and return them safe and sound.
6thly, He shall be our ally against our enemies.
7thly , He shall be aiding and assisting to our workmen,
in raising certain great stones for covering the park walls,
and other royal buildings.
Lastly , that upon the ratification of these articles, he
shall have a daily allowance of meat and drink sufficient
for the support of seventeen hundred and twenty-four men.
A soon as Mr. Gulliver had sworn to and subscribed
these articles, his chains were unlocked, and he was at
full liberty; he immediately made his acknowledgement
by prostrating himself at his majesty's feet. The emperor