A new and easy English grammar

All you ever needed to speak Dutch (or English):

“will you believe me?  Wilje my geloven?

are we obliged to do it? Zijn wy verpligt het te doen?

hath she so much boldness?  Heeft zy zoo veel stoutigheyt?

Is he an honest man?  Is hy een eerbaar man?

Can you doe that?  Kung gy dat doen?

Are you a man of your word?  Zijt gy een man van u woort?

Is he dead?  is hy doot?”

From J.G. van Heldoren’s A new and easy English grammar, containing brief fundamental rules, usual phrases, pleasant and choise dialogues concerning the present state and court of England.  Whereunto is added a nomenclature, English and Dutch (Amsterdam: Mercy Bruining, 1675), p. 27.  A recent purchase in the Macclesfield sale.

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