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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but it would not do 5). At last, when he
found 6) that he could by no means get at one
of them: »Psliaw!" said he, »they are butgreen
and sour things, and so I will try no more, but
leave them where they are."
)) lo know. 2)- to spend. 3) to strive, 4) to can.
5) d. i. het wilde niet gaan. 6) lo find,
36. Be Honing der Kikvorschen.
When you are well off, think yourself happy
and be content.
, The frogs lived at ease in the lakes and ponds,
and were in a state of the most perfect freedom;
l)ut not content with this, they sent 1) an ad-
dress to Jove, and begged him to let them have
a King, to restrain their vices, and correct the
evils of their state. The King of the Gods, be-
ing at that time in a pretty good humour, laugh-
ed at their silly request, and throwing a little
log of wood into the pool, said, 2), »There
is a King for you." The sudden splash, which
this made 3) by its fall into the water, put them
all in great terror at first, and they dreaded to
come near it. But in a little time, seeing it lie
still, as though it had no life, they began 4),
by degrees, to draw a little nearer. At length,
when they found 5) there was no danger, they
leapt Jipon it, and, after having treated it with
great freedom, began to look on it with con-
tempt. Not content, therefore, with such a block
of a King as this was, they sent two or three
frogs of high repute among them, to ask for
one who had more power, for this they could 6)
not by any means like. To punish their folly,
Jove now sent them a stork, who, without any
delay, began lo devour them, as fast as he
could. They then spoke to Hermes, and beg-
ged him to befriend them, hoping that Jove
would favour them once more, and free them
fiom the tyrant stork, or else restore the good and
quiet King log. -- » No, no," says he, > since