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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Mrs. Berville's letters, that she is satisfied with your
progress, and that you devote particular attention to your
grammar. There is nothing, that gives more credit to a
young lady, than to speak and write her own language
I hope soon to surprise my dear Caroline by paying
her an unexpected visit, and to prove her by some hand-
some present, that I am
her affectionate mother.
I am at length arrived at London in good health. How-
ever, I am sad, very sad. You will say that I am a
child; but I cannot conceal from you that I have wept
much during my journey. I know how you love me; con-
sequently I must no more speak of it, lest I should af-
flict you.
You are indeed right to praise Mrs. Berville. She is
so gentle and kind, that one cannot help loving her at
first sight. She received me in her arms on my arrival,
just as you used to do, when you were satisfied with me.
Farewell, dearest mother. Embrace my little sister for
me, and be assured that I shall always be
Your most obedient daughter
Your letter, dear Emily, has afforded me the greatest
pleasure. The affliction which you feel at our separation,
is a proof of your sensible heart. A child that can leave
its mother without regret, does not love her. But one
must also listen to reason. We cannot always stay to-