Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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be able to make up a proper number for the game with-
out you.
J. Why, if that is your company, which I see farther
on, my coming would not increase it, as there are some
among them with whom I could not think of playing.
R. Why not? they are most of them quite as smart as
either you or I.
J. True; and if not, I should not think of objecting
to them on that account.
R. Then they are very good-natured too.
J. It is not their ability, nor their temper; but their
character, to which I have an objection.
R. Indeed ? I should like to know what fault you can
find with the character of either of them; they are quite
as respectable as your self.
J. That may be as to their family; but to come at
once to the point, there is one among them (you know
which I mean) that does not mind swearing.
R. I confess, Sam does swear now and then; but
what of that? his swearing will not hurt you. I play
with him very often, and I do not swear any the more
of that.
J. I know his swearing will not hurt me, while I
keep my distance; but I should be very sorry to have a
swearer for my companion. I have been taught that t evil
communications corrupt good manners and as you menti-
on yourself, you will perhaps recollect, that a few days
since I heard you use an expression which you acknow-
ledged you were ashamed of, and which you said you had
got you did not know how. Now, I have no doubt that
you learnt it of one of your companions, with whom it is
quite a favourite.
R. Well, that was only once, and I am not going to