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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
URL: https://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_201183
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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4. A Lion and a Mouse.
A geuerous Hon having got into his clutches a poor
mouse, at her earnest supplication let her go. A few days
after, the lion being hampered in a net, found the benefit
of his former mercy; for, this very mouse, in his distress
remembering the favour, done her, set herself to work upon
the couplings of the net, gnawed the threads to pieces,
and so delivered her preserver.
Moral.
hy It -feolds through the whole scale of the creation, that
the great and the little have need one of another.
5. A Fox and a carved Head.
A fox in a carver's shop, admiring, among others, one
particularly fine bust, said, after he had considered it very
attentively: "Well, thou art really a beautiful piece; but
what a pity it is, that thou hast not one grain of sense."
Moral.
A beautiful outside does not always indicate an inge-
nious mind. No faith is to be given to mere external
appearances.
6. A Snake and a File.
A snake having got into a smith's shop, licked a file,
till she made her tongue bloody, and imagining it was the file
that bled, she licked the more eagerly. In conclusion,
when she could lick no longer, she fell to biting, till she
broke her teeth, and then was obliged to leave ofl', half
dead, and quite disarmed of all her defences.