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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Every man should consider his own strength and abilities,
and act accordingly.
7. A Bog and a Butcher.
As a butcher was busy about his meat, a dog snatches
a piece of meat off the block, and runs away with it.
The butcher seeing him upon tlie gallop with it, "Hark
ye, friend," says he, "you may e'en for this once make
the best of your purchase; I shall take care, to lay my
meat out of your reach another time."
He that loses any thing, and gets wisdom by it, is a
gainer by the loss.
8. A Fowler and a Big eon.
As a country fellow was making a shoot at a pigeon,
he trod upon a snake, which bit him by the leg. The
surprise startled him, and away flew the bird.
A mischievous intent is sometimes repaid in tlie very
act, and when it is least apprehended.
9. A covetous Landlord.
A certain farmer had one choice apple-tree in his or-
chard, that he valued above all the rest, and made his
landlord every year a present of the fruit of it. His
landlord liked the apples so well, that, after a while,
nothing would serve him, than transplanting the tree into