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
Auteursrechten: Zie auteursrechten
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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32. Da opgeblazene Kikvorsch.
A frog struck *) with the majesty of an ox,
endeavoured to expand herself to the same port-
ly magnitude. After much puffing and swelling,
»What think you, sister; will this do?"—»Far
> from it."— »Will this?"— . By no means,"—. But
thissurely will?" — » Nothing like it."— In short,
after many ridiculous efforts to the same fruit-
less purpose, the simple frog burst her skin,
and expired upon the spot.
1) to strike.
33, De Vos en de Ooijevaar,
The fox inclining toplay the wag with his neigh-
bour the stork, invited her to dinner, consisting
entirely of soups served up in shallow dishes,
which were without the reach of the stork , further
than to touch them with the tip of her bill. The
fox, devouring plentifully, demanded frequently
of his guest, how she liked her entertainment,
hoped that every dish was seasoned to her mind,
and protested his sorrow to see her eat so sparing-
ly. — The stork pretended to like every dish
extremely; and, at parting, gave the fox so hear-
ty an invitation to dine with her, that he could
not in civility refuse. But, to his great mortifi-
cation, the dinner being composed of minced meat,
served up in long narrow-necked glasses, he
was tantalized with the sight of what he had no
access to taste. The stork, thrusting in a long
bill, and helping herself plentifully, turned to
Reinard, who was eagerly licking the outside
of a jar, where some sauce had been spilled. —
» I am glad," saidl) she, smiling, .thatyouhave
so good an appetite; I hope you will make as
hearty a dinner at my table as I did at yours."
Reinard hung 2) down his head, and was much
out of countenance. »Nay, nay," said the stork ,
• instead of being out of humour, you ought to
make the following reflection: That he who
cannot take a jest, should not make one."
]) to say. 2) to hang.