Titel: Engelsch leesboek voor eerstbeginnenden, benevens een woordenboekje
Auteur: Gedike, Friedrich
Uitgave: Deventer: J. de Lange, 1853
6e 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. 4089
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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34. Be tivee Mutzen,
A contented country-mouse had once the ho-
nour to receive a visit from an old acquantaince,
bred 1) up at court. The country-mouse, fond
to entertain her guest, set before her the best
cheese and bacon, her cottage afforded. If the
repast was homely, the welcome was hearty:
they chatted away the evening agreeably, and
then retired to rest. The next morning the guest,
instead of taking her leave, kindly pressed her
country-friend to accompany her, setting forth,
in pompous terms, the elegance and plenty in
which they lived at court. They set out together,
and, though it was late in the evening when
they arrived at the palace, they found 2) the re-
mains of a sumptuous entertainment, plenty of
creams, jellies, and sweetmeats. The cheese was
Parmesan, and they soalicd their whiskers in ex-
quisite Champaign. But they were not far advan-
ced in their repast, when they were alarmed with
the barking, and scratching of a lap-dog. Be-
ginning again, the mewing of a cat frightened
them almost to death. This was scarce over,
when a train of servants, bursting into the room ,
swept 3) away all in an instant. »Ah! my dear
friend," said the country-mouse, as soon as she
received courage to speak, »if your fine living be
thus interrupted with fears and dangers, let me
return to my plain food, and my peaceful cottage :
for what is elegance without ease, or plenty
with an aching heart?"
I) to breed. 2) to find. 3) to sweep.
35. De Vos en de Druiventros.
A fox, that was quite sharpset for want of
food, came to a place, where there were some
fine ripe grapes; but the vine was fixt up with nails
to a frame, madeof wood so high , that he knew 1)
not how to get at them. He leapt till he
was quite spent, 2) and strove 3) all he could-4)