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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that a musket-ball will scarce penetrate it. It is
one of the most furious of ampliibious creatures,
and has terrible teeth, with which it attacks the
crocodile. The other is the ichneumon, which
is something less than a cat. This little animal
devours young crocodiles, and destroys their eggs
which it finds in the sand. It is on account of
the essential service it renders, in preventing too
great an increase of crocodiles, that the ancient
people of Egypt have ranked the ichneumon in
the number of their gods.
We will finish with the heaver, which is one
of the most remarkable, and at the same time
one of the most sagacious animals, in providing
for its safety and convenience. The beaver is
truly an architect. It is more industrious than
either the bee or the ant. Beavers build houses
upon land, opposite the current of great rivers,
with stakes and cement, and that with an art and
cleverness that is astonishing. And yet they have
no other instrument for this purpose than their
teeth, their feet and their tails. Their tails,
which are flat and large, serve them for a trowel.
Their teeth are their saw; and with their feet,
they break and soften the clay. Beavers work
and live in societies, with a wonderful order and
police. They procure them a supply of food at
the approach of winter, which they pass, shut up
in their cabins. Beaver-hair makes fine hats.
1) to catch. 2) Plur. van foot. 3) to keep. 4) to bring.
5) to tell. 6) to throw. 7) Plur. van tooth. 8) to seek.
158. Gesprek in het Rijk der Dooden, tusschen
Plinius den Ouden en Plinius den Jongen,
Pliny the Elder. The account, that you give
me, nephew, of your behaviour amidst the ter-
rors and perils that accompanied the first eruption
of Vesuvius, does not please me much. There
was more of vanity in it, than true magnanimity: