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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■17. De ijdele kauw.
A certain jack - daw was so proud and ambi-
tious, that, not contented to live within his own
sphere, but picking up the feathers which fell 1)
from the peacocks, he stuck 2) them in among
his own, and very confidently introduced himself
into an assembly of those beautiful birds. They
soon found him out, stripped him ol his bor-
rowed plumes, and falling upon him with their
sharp bills, punished him as his presumption de-
served. Upon tliis, full of grief and aflliction,
he returned to his old companions, and would
■4) have flocked with them again; but they, know-'
ing his late life and conversation, industriously
avoided him, and refused to admit him into their
company; and one of them, at the same time,
gave 5) him this serious reproof; » If, friend,
you could have been contented with our station,
and had not disdained the rank in which nature
has placed you, you had not been used so scur-
vily by those upon whom you intruded yourself,
nor suffered the notorious slight, which now we
think ourselves obliged to put upon you."
1) to fall. 2) to stick. 3) to find. 4) will. 5) to give.
48. De leeuw en de muis.
Do good to all, for all may do good to you.
A Lion, who had tired himself with hunting,
and was quite faint with heat, laid 1) himself
down under the boughs of a thick, shady oak,
to take his repose. While he was asleep, four or
five little playful Mice 2) ran 3) over his back,
and waked him. Upon which he started up, and
having laid hold of one of Ihem, was going to
put it to death. But the little wretch cried for
mercy, and begged him not to stain his royal na-
ture with the blood of so poor and mean a rep-
tile as be was. The noble brute thought 4) pro-
per to comply with his request, and, without