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.
Auteursrechten: Zie auteursrechten
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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ex-tre-mi-ty. His general colour is tawny, which on the
belly inclines to white. From tlie nose to the tail a full-
grown lion will measure eight feet. The lioness is somewhat
smaller, and destitute of a mane.
Like other animals the lion is affected by the influence
of climate in a very sensible degree. Under the scorching
sun of Africa, where his courage is excited by the heat,
he is the most terrible and undaunted of all quadrupeds.
A single lion of the desert will often rush upon a whole
caravan, and face his enemies, in-sen-si-ble of fear, to
the last gasp. Te his keeper he appears to possess no small
degree of attachment; and though his passions are strong,
and his appetites vehement, he has been tried, and found
to be noble in his resentment, mag-na-ni-mous in his cou-
rage, and grateful in his dis-po-si-tion. His roaring is
so loud, that it pierces the ear like thunder.
IL The Elephant.
The elephant is not only the largest, but the strongest
of all quadrupeds. In a state of nature it is neither fierce
nor mischievous. Pacific, mild, and brave, it only exerts
its powers in its own defence, or in that of the com-mu-
ni-ty to which it belongs. It is social and friendly with its
kind; the oldest of the troop always appears as the leader,
and the next in se-ni-o-ri-ty brings up tlie rear. As they
march, the forest seems to tremble beneath them; in their
passage they bear down the brandies of trees, on which
they feed; and if they enter cul-ti-va-ted fields, the labours
of a-gri-cul-ture soon disappear.
When tlie elephant is once tamed, it is the most gentle
and o-bc-di-ent of all animals. Its attachment to its keeper
is re-mark-a-ble, and it seems to live but to serve and obey
him. It is quickly taught to kneel, in order to receive its
rider, and it caresses those with whom it is acquainted.