Ontboezemingen

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Author: Carel van Nievelt (Gabriël)
Published: 1869
Language: Dutch
Wordcount: 50,628 / 178 pg
LoC Category: ML
Downloads: 387
Added to site: 2008.02.24
mnybks.net#: 20148
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Music
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mij al spoedig den ontluikenden bereisdheidstrots gefnuikt.

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En toch, toch, goedgunstig lezer--ben ook ik niet geheel vrij van dien trots: ik kan hem in anderen en mezelf verklaren en door de vingers zien.

Wie beseft niet den roem die er in ligt, bereisd te heeten--zij 't dan ook per spoortrein of stoomboot! Wie boog nooit onder den hartstogt die den aspirantwereldburger aandrijft: om veel te zien, of liever, om--hoe oppervlakkig--velerlei te zien! »That craving desire, natural to untravelled men of fresh and lively minds, to see strange lands, and to visit scenes famous in history or fable." Wie, in 't kort, reisde nooit tot voldoening van zijn ijdelheid--!

Er blijft ons ook van langverleden omzwervingen zoo'n zoete, dichterlijke herinnering bij, die ons onwillekeurig 't hoofd doet opheffen. De reis, met al haar verveling, met haar bezwaren en vermoeijenissen, schuift men op den achtergrond: hitte en ko&ucir

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