Titel: Nieuw Engelsch lees-, leer- en vertaalboek voor eerstbeginnenden
Auteur: Lagerwey, J.; Ludolph, L.J.C.
Uitgave: Gorinchem: J. Noorduyn en zoon, 1863
5e, verb. dr.
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5818
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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boy, "is it fit for you to be riding, while your poor old
father is walking on foot?" The father, upon this rebuke,
took down his boy from the ass, and mounted himself.
"Do you see," says a third, "how the lazy old knave
rides along upon his beast, while his poor little boy is almost
crippled with walking?" The old man no sooner heard
this, than he took up his son beliind him. "Pray, lionest
friend," says a fourth, "is that ass your own?" —
"Yes," says the man, — "One would not have thought
so," replied the other, "by your loading him so unmer-
cifully. Y'ou and your son are better able to carry the
poor beast than he you." — "Any thing to please," says
the owner; and alighting with his son, they tied the legs
of the ass together, and by the help of a pole, endeavoured
to carry him upon their shoulders over the bridge that led
to the town. This was so entertaining a sight, that the
people ran in crowds to laugh at it, till the ass, conceiving
a dislike to the over-complaisance of his master, burst
asunder the cords that tied him, slipped from the pole,
and tumbled into the river. The poor old man made the
best of his way home, ashamed and vexed, that by endea-
vouring to please every body, he had pleased nobody, and
lost his ass into the bargain.
Greatness of Mind.
The Spanish historian^ relate a memorable instance of
honour and regard to truth. A Spanish cavalier in a
sudden quarrel slew a Moorish gentleman and fied. His
pursuers soon lost sight of him, for he had unperceived
thrown himself over a garden-wall. The owner, a Moor,
happening to be in his garden, was addressed by the
Spaniard on his knees, who acquainted him with his case,
and implored concealment "Eat this" said the Moor,
(giving him half a peach) "you now know that you may
confide in my protection." He then locked him up in