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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they collect from flwvers and deposit in the ho-
ney-combs within the hive.
The quadrupeds, that is, four-footed animals,
are also exceedingly varied in figure, in nature
and in instinct. — Let us begin our review with
those animals that are useful. Among these you
must be sensible we owe the first rank to the horned-
beast, and those which furnish us with wool.
How great is this benefit to man ! If a nen is a
little treasure to him, by laying, as some will,
300 eggs in a year, a cow is a greater one, she
supplies us with milk, with butter and with cheesc
and gives us each year a calf. What a consump-
tion is there at our tables of beef and veal! What
is more healthy or more nourishing! If we are
in want of horses to cultivate the land, or draw
heavy burdens, the ox comes to our assistance.
It is employed in draught in many countries.
Though slower, it is capable of more fatigue than
a horse, and is fed at less expense. After he
has worked some years, he is fatted and killed,
and his flesh is brought 4) to market. Neither
do his services end with his life, his skin tanned
is valuable; this gives leather. In short the gall,
the blood, the bones, the horns, the guts, the
hair, and even the dung of this animal are con-
verted lo some useful purposes.
The sheep. This animal so timid and which seems
so pitiful in itself, is very valuable to man, since
it supplies us, at the same time, with food and
raiment, not to mention the other advantages we
draw from its tallow, its guts, and its bones.
The flesh of mutton is light, succulent, and of
easy digestion. The milk of the sheep is sweet
and wholesome; besides, we know that the wool
is one of the greatest objects of commerce, and
how much its use is extended. It is different in
quality, and sheep themselves vary very much
in diflerent climates. We call the male of the
sheep a ram. Many sheep have horns upon