Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnende, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich; Bomhoff, Derk
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1840
5e verb. dr.
Opmerking: Vert. van: Englisches Lesebuch für Anfänger, nebst Wörterbuch und Sprachlehre. - 1795
Auteursrechten: Zie auteursrechten
Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 4085
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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days after it lays its eggs and dies. A single
moth will lay more than 500 eggs, which are
preserved till the next year. This metamorphosis
or change is common to many kinds of insects, as
caterpillars, bees, and wasps, which from worms
hatched from eggs, become chrysales, and then
flies, or flying insects.
You have, no doubt, taken notice of the ant.
It gives us an example of industry. Ants will
assemble many together to draw a little piece of
wood, or a grain of corn to the bottom of their
subterraneous granaries. It has been supposed that
they hoard it up in magazines, to feed themsel-
ves in winter; but we have known that they re-
main benumbed, and without eating all this sea-
son, heaped up upon one another in an anthill.
The industry and labour of the bees are very
remarkable. A hive of bees has been compared
to a republic, where each subject labours for
the common good, and where all things are kept
3) in good order. There is in all hives the mo-
ther-bee , whieh is called the queen; she is lar-
ger, longer and brighter coloured than the rest.
This mother lays all the eggs, from which the
whole hive of bees are hatched. She is so fruit-
ful, that in the course of a year she will some-
times give life to more than 40,000 bees. The
bees have such an attachment to their queen or
common parent, that were she to die, they would
disperse or suffer themselves to perish. Wlierever
she goes, they will follow her. Some men have
searched for this queen-bee, and, having found
it, placed it on their arm, and the whole swarm
have there followed it. They will not sting, un-
less rudely treated or roughly handled. When the
hive is too full of bees, the young ones will
swarm out and establish themselves in some other
place. Bees are very useful on account of the
honey and the wax that they yield, and which