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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12. The Bear.
There are several kinds of bears; such as the black
bear, the brown bear, and the white bear.
The black bear is a strong powerful animal, covered
with black glossy hair, and is very common in Korth
A-me-ri-ca. It is said to subsist wholly on ve-ge-ta-ble
food; but some of them, which have been brought into
England, have shewn a preference for flesh. They strike
with their fore-feet like a cat, seldom use their tusks, but
hug their assailants so closely, that they almost squeeze
them to death. After becoming pretty fat in autumn,
these animals retire to their dens, and continue six or se-
ven weeks in total in-ac-ti-vi-ty and abstinence from food.
The white, or Greenland bear, has a pe-cu-li-ar-ly long
head and neck, and its limbs are of pro-di-gious size and
strength; its body frequently measures thirteen feet in
length. The white bear lives on fish, seals, and the dead
bodies of whales.
1. A Cock and a Precious Stone.
As a Cock was scratching upon a dunghill, he turned
up a precious stone. "Well," says he, "this sparkling
foolery, would have been something to a jeweller; but to
me, a barley-corn is worth a hundred diamonds."
A wise man will always prefer things necessary before
matters of curiosity, ornament or pleasure.