Titel: Nieuwe leerwijze der Engelsche taal
Deel: Tweede cursus
Auteur: Gerdes, E.
Uitgave: Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1856
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gether; and cowardly to give one's self up to grief, is a
weakness one ought to be ashamed of. Whenever you are
afflicted at no longer being with me, think of the pleasure
we shall feel at seeing each other again after a year's se-
paration, and you will immediately feel yourself consoled.
Meanwhile let us correspond with each other as frequently
as possible. Writing is almost speaking.
Adieu, dear Emily. Give me an account of all your
occupations and pleasures. But always write as if you
were speaking. A letter must be simple and natural.
I am for ever, dear Emily,
Your affectionate mother.
Dear father and mother!
You _ have been for some time without any letters from
me, and will certainly tax me with negligence. I am,
however, not to be blamed; I have been sick, and the
fear of causing you unnecessary uneasiness has prevented
me from writing. Thank God, I am quite recovered at
present, I have been perfectly taken care of here, which
made me the more persist in my intention , not to disturb
your tranquillity. I have but one wish now, which is,
that you may enjoy the same good health I am blessed
with, and am with the greatest tenderness
Your obedient son
Dear father!
Your long silence alarms me. Are you sick? Has any