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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nestled and riggled about, and hardly knew 7)
where she was; but thinking the fox a little du-
bious as to the particular of her voice,*and hav-
ing a mind to set him right in that matter, be-
gan to sing, and, in the same instant, let the
cheese drop out of her mouth. This being what
the fox wanted, he chopped it up in a moment,
and trotted away, laughing to himself at the ea-
sy credulity of the crow.
They that love flattery, are in a fair way to
repent of their foible at the long run 8).
1) to fly. 2) to come. 3) to sit. 4) to begin. 5) to see.
5) Koor do not. 7) to know. 8) cl. i. aan het einde, op
het laatst, met der tijd.
46. Esopus onder de jongens.
An Athenian, one day, found 1) Aesop at
play with a company of little boys, at their child-
ish diversions, and began 2) to laugh at him
for it. The old fellow, who was too much a
wag himself, to suffer others to ridicule him,
took 3) a bow, unstrung, and laid it upon the
ground. Then calling the censorious Athenian:
»Now, philosopher, says he, expound this riddle
if you can, and tell us what the unstrained bow
implies. The man, After racking his brains, and
scratching his pate about it a considerable time
to no purpose, at last gave -4) it up, and declar-
ed he knew 5) not what to make of it. » Why,
says Aesop, laughing, if you keep a bow always
bent 6), it will break presently; but, if you let
it go slack, it will be fitter for use when you
want it."
The mind of man is like a bow; for if it be
kept 7) always intent upon business, it will either
break and be good for nothing, or lose that
spring and energy, which is required in one who
would acquit himself with credit.
1) to find. 2) to begin. 3) to take. 4) to give. 5) to
iknow, 6) to bend, 7) to keep.