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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misfortune befallen you, great enough to prevent you from
bestowing a few moments on your son, or rather, should
I, contrary to ray intentions, have had the misfortune of
displeasing you ? I dare not accuse you of indifference:
on the contrary, I know your tenderness towards your
family too well, and am too well aware of your solicitude
for their wellfare. I beseech you, dear father, not to
leave me any longer in this cruel suspense, but to write
me as soon as possible, and to believe me
Your respectful son.
Dearest mother!
Your letter has caused me the greatest grief. How
anxious am I to know the result of my tender father's sick-
ness ! I shall not have a moment's ease, until a letter
from you tells me — and what will it tell me ? Alas,
why am I not with you! If Heaven grants the wishes of
children that love and respect their parents, he ■will soon
restore my father to health, and thus again diffuse joy
over his family. Pray, dear mother, communicate these
feelings to him and let me soon have some consolatory
I .am with the greatest respect
Your dutiful son
Dear father!
I consider it as my most sacred duty, at the beginning
of this year, to assure you again of my highest respect
and sincerest gratitude. Accept, then, dear fiither, of my