Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnenden, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1853
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Opmerking: Vert. van: Englisches Lesebuch für Anfänger, nebst Wörterbuch und Sprachlehre. - 1795
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 4089
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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their heads; some are covered with hair instead
of wool. In Spain the wool is much finer than
with us, and our best cloths are made of Spanish
wool. The tails of the sheep at the Cape of
Good Hope weigh fifteen or twenty pounds, and
are broad enough to turn back and cover their
whole backs. In Tartary such tails have weighed
near eighty pounds.
The ass does not deserve the contempt he
meets with. His long ears perhaps are one cause.
This animal is however very useful, it lives upon
little, and can bear a great deal of fatigue, and
the milk of the female is reckoned very salutary
to consumptive habits. In some countries the ass
is swift-footed. In some parts of France they
run post with asses, as they do in Spain with
mules. Arabian asses are excellent for riding;
they get on so fast, that no horses can keep up
with them.
3Iules are a distinct species; they are engen-
dered between an ass and a mare. As mules are
of two natures united, they are very rare, for
they never breed themselves. They are reckoned
very sure-footed, and in Spain, they breed them
with care, and sell them at a great price. — But
let us leave a multitude of other animals, which
are spread through different countries, and come
to the King of animals. I mean the lion.
Perhaps he might be better named the tyrant
of the woods. We call him the King, because he
has apparently more courage, and more strength,
than all animals besides. His air is noble and
fierce. When he is angry, his eyes sparkle. His
joar alone will frighten the inhabitants of the fo-
rest. Every beast flies him; he is a great hunt-
er, and preys upon every animal he seizes. The
lion, however, is the emblem of generosity, as
he is the symbol of courage. There are many
stories to prove him full of gratitude. The fol-
lowing is one among the rest. A knight of Malta