Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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workmen were employed to make sails for the boat, by
quilting thirteen folds of their strongest linen together.
He twisted ten, twenty, or thirty of their strongest ca-
bles together for ropes, and a great stone served for an
anchor. He formed masts and oars from some of the
largest forest-trees, and the tallow of three hundred oxen
was used in greasing the boat.
After every thing was in readiness, Mr. Gulliver took
leave of the emperor and the royal family, by whom he
was presented with fifty purses of gold, an a full-length
picture of his majesty. He stored the boat with the
carcases of a hundred oxen, three hundred sheep, as
much ready-dressed meat as three hundred cooks could
provide, and bread and drink in proportion. He also
took six cows and two bulls alive; the same number of
ewes and rams, with a good bundle of hay and a bag of
Thus equipped, he set sail on the 24th of September,
in the morning, and in the evening descried an island
about four leagues distant. He advanced forward, and
cast anchor on the lee-side of it. He then took some re-
freshment , and went to rest. He ate his breakfast in the
morning before the sun was up, and heaving anchor,
steered the same course he had done the day before. He
discovered nothing all this day, but upon the next he
descried a sail; he hailed her, but got no answer; yet
as he found he gained upon her, he made all the sail he
could, and in half an hour she espied him, and hung
out her antient. He came up with her at six in the
evening, and was overjoyed to see her English colours;
he put his live-stock into his pockets, and got on board
wth all bis cargo of provisions. The vessel was an En-
glish merchantman, returning from Japan, and was com-
manded by Mr. John Riddel, who, when Mr. Gulliver