English Lessons for Advanced Learners. England, 1819

Список синонимов к тексту № 5 (advanced)

  1. bouncing with health= healthy and strong man
  2. devastated = terrified
  3. grand funeral= great ceremony while burying
  4. family vault= family cemetry
  5. funeral expences = money paid for the funeral
  6. mourn= feel and show sorrow

TEXT 5. THE DEATH OF THE DUKE

Next morning the fifty-two-year-old Duke died holding the Dutchess`s hand. Only a month ago he was a strong and a healthy man. His wife was terrified. Hardly able to speak English, she was in the country she didn’t know, without even money to leave Woolbrook Cottage. She had a sick baby and a distressed twelve-year-old daughter. Aged only thirty-two she had been widowed twice over. «She kills all her husbands,» said people. The public were shocked that the Duke of Kent of all the brothers should have died. «He was the strongest of the strong. Never before ill in his life and now to die of the cold when half the kingdom have colds. It was very bad luck indeed.» There was no great ceremony while burying the Duke of Kent. He was buried on the night of the 12 February in the family cemetry at Windsor. Prince Leopold paid for the funeral. England’s opportunity to feel and show sorrow for the Duke of Kent was short-lived. At Windsor, King George lay dying.

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