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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thou canst not taste, without perceiving that the
fault is not in the sun, but in thyself!"
1) te sit. 2)«A hen niet instaat, ikbcnin verlcgcnheid.
42. J)e dennenboom en de doornstruik.
»My head, says the bo.isting fir to the humble
bramble, is advanced among the stars; I furnish
beams for palaces, and masts for ships; the ve-
ry sweat of my body is a remedy for the sick
and wounded: whereas thou, o wretched bram-
ble, creepest in the dirt, and art I) good for
-nothing in the world but mischief."— »I pretend
not to vie with thee, said 2) the bramble, in
what thou vauntest of: but I pray thee, tell me,
when the carpenter comes to fell timber, whe-
ther thou wouldst not rather be a bramble than
a fir?"
I) to be. 2} to say.
•43. J)e uil onder de zangvogels.
A solemn owl, puffed up with vanity, sat 1)
repeating her screams at midnight from the hol-
low of a blasted oak. • And wherefore, says she,
this awful silence, unless it be to favour my su-
perior melody ? Surely the groves are hushed in
expectation of my voice, and when I sing, all
nature listens." An echo, resounding from an ad-
jacent rock, replied: »All nature listens."— »The
nightingale, resumed she, has usurped the sove-
reignty by night. Her note indeed is musical,
but mine is sweeter far." The echo replied again:
» sweeter far." — > Why then am I diffident,
continued she, to join the tuneful choir ?" — The
echo repeated: » Join the tuneful choir." Rous-
ed by this shadow of approbation, she mingled
her hootings with the harmony of the grove.
But the tuneful songsters, disgusted with her noise,
and affronted with her impudence, unanimously
drove 2) her from their society.
1} to sit. 2) to drive.