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(1924) [MARC] Author: Robert Eugen Zachrisson - Tema: Textbooks for schools
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72
The Fahrenheit thermometer
is used in England instead of
the Centigrade: 32°
Fahrenheit = 0 ° Celsius, 97 °
Fahrenheit = 37 ° Celsius, 212 °
Fahrenheit = 100° Celsius.
35. Anecdotes about
authors.
Shakespeare once played the
part of a king in one of his
own tragedies before Queen
Elizabeth and her court. The
Queen, who wished to see if
he would depart from the
dignity of a sovereign, dropped,
as if by accident, her
handkerchief on the stage. But the
actor, with a graceful
movement and without the slightest
change of voice, at once
exclaimed:
»But, ere this be done, take
up our sister’s handkerchief.»
thr’ih l’ihtĕ; w’an g’älĕn (f’åh
kw’åhts) ’ihkwĕl tĕ f’åh d’esimĕl
f’aiv f’åh l’ihtĕz.
Dhĕ f’ahrĕnhait thĕm’åmitĕr
iz j’ohzd in ’ingglĕnd inst’ed
ĕv dhĕ s’entigreid: thöhtit’oh
digr’ihz f’ahrĕnhait iz ’ihkwĕl
tĕ z’iĕrå s’elsiĕs, naintis’evn
f’ahrĕnhait tĕ thöhtis’evn
s’elsiĕs, t’oh handrid ĕn tw’elv
f’ahrĕnhait tĕ w’an h’andrid
s’elsiĕs.
35. ’Änikdåots ĕb’aut
’åhthez.
Sj’eikspiĕ w’ans pl’eid dhĕ
p’aht ĕv ĕ k’ing in w’an ĕv hiz
’åon tr’ädzjidiz bif’åh kwihn
il’izĕbeth ĕn hĕ k’åht. Dhĕ
kw’ihn, ho wisjt tĕ s’ih if
hi wod dip’aht fråm dhĕ
d’igniti ĕv ĕ s’åvrin, dr’åpt,
ĕz if bai ’äksidĕnt, hĕ
h’ängkĕ-tsjif ån dhĕ st’eidzj. Bet dhi
’äktĕ, widh ĕ gr’eisful
m’ohv-mĕnt ĕn widh’aut dhĕ sl’aitist
tsj’einzj ĕv v’åis, ĕt w’ans
ikskl’eimd:
Bet ’äĕ dh’is bi d’an, t’eik
’ap auĕ s’istĕz h’ängkĕtsjif.
The first production of
Bernard Shaw’s comedy, Arms and
the Man, was a great success,
and when the curtain fell the
enthusiasm of the audience
knew no bounds. There were
Dhĕ f’öhst prĕd’aksjĕn ĕv
b’öhnĕd sj’åhz k’åmidi ’ahmz
ĕn dhĕ m’än wåz ĕ gr’eit
sĕk-s’es, ĕn wen dhĕ k’öhtin fel dhi
inthj’ohziäzm ĕv dhi ’åhdiĕns
nj’oh n’åo b’aundz, Dhäĕ wö

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