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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W. But how will we amuse ourselves at B.
J. I will tell you what we will do. We will play at
nine pins,
W. I am very fond of nine pins.
J. It is such a pleasure to see the skittles fall to the
right and left.
W. There my parents are coming. Let us join them.
Richard and Lewis.
Eichard. How did you get this pretty little dog?
Lewis. My cousin Henry has given it me.
E. How pretty it is! Is it not a little spaniel ?
L. No, it is a lap-dog.
R. What is its name?
L. Sprightly.
R. It deserves that name: it does nothing but jump
and caper.
L. It does nothing but play all day long. It will
sometimes make you laugh. You should see it with our
R. It seems to be docile. Will you not teach it some
tricks, when it is bigger?
L. Oh to be sure. I intend to teach it to fetch and
carry and to give its paw.
R. Is it a dog or a bitch?
L. I believe it is a bitch.
R. So much the worse.
L. Why so much the worse? If it is a bitch , I shall
have puppies at the end of a year.
R. That you will; but you shall not be able to bring
them all up.