Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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God knows what will become of them
When I am dead and gone."
With that bespake their mother dear:
»0 brother kind," quoth she,
I You are the man must bring our babes
To wealth or misery.
And if you keep them carefully;
Then God will you reward;
But if you otherwise should deal,
God will your deeds regard."
With lips as cold as any stone
They kiss'd their children small:
»God bless you both, my children dear;''
With that the tears did fall.
These speeches then their brother spake
To this sick couple there:
> The keeping of your little ones,
Sweet sister, do not fear;
God never prosper me nor mine,
Nor aught else that I have.
If I do wrong your children dear ,
When you are laid in grave!"
Their parents being dead and gone,
The children home he takes,
And brings them strait unto his house,
Where much of them he makes.
He had not kept these pretty babes
A twelvemonth and a day,
But for their wealth he did devise
To make them both away.