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Titel: Nieuw Engelsch lees-, leer- en vertaalboek voor eerstbeginnenden
Auteur: Lagerwey, J.; Ludolph, L.J.C.
Uitgave: Gorinchem: J. Noorduyn en zoon, 1863
5e, verb. dr.
Auteursrechten: Zie auteursrechten
Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5818
URL: http://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_201183
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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2. Â Dog and a Shadow.
As a dog was crossing a river, with a piece of flesli
in his mouth, he saw, as he thouglit, another dog under
the water upon the very same adventure. He never con-
sidered, that the one was only the image of the other;
but, out of a greediness to get both, he chops at the
shadow, and loses his substance.
Moral.
This is the case of unreasonable and insatiable desires,
grasping at what is out of their reach, till they lose the
good they had in possession. "All covet, all lose," says
the proverb.
3. A Lion and other leasts a hunting.
A Lion, a Wolf, a Bear and a Fox went a hunting
one day, and every one was to go share and share alike
in what they took. They plucked down a stag, and di-
vided him into four parts; but as they were entering each
upon his dividend, "Hands off," says the Lion, "this
part is mine, by reason of my quality; this, because I
took most pains for it; this again, because I have occa-
sion for it; and if you dispute the fourth, we must e'en
pluck a crow about it." So the mouths of the confede-rates
were all stopped, and they went away as mute as fishes.
Moral.
Unequal leagues or alliances are generally to be avoided ;
for he who has the knife, that is to say, the power, in
his hand, will commonly be his own carver.