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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liis own grounds. It withered presently upon the removal,
and so there was an end of both fruit and tree together.
"All covet, all lose," saj's the proverb, which is a good
moral to the fable.
10. A Woman and a fat lien.
A good woman, who had a hen that laid her every day
an egg, fancied that, upon a larger allowance of corn, this
hen might be brought to lay twice a day. She tried her
experiment; but the hen grew fat upon it, and quite gave
over laying.
We should set bounds to our desires, and content our-
selves when we are well off, for fear of losing what we
11. A Crow and a Bog.
A crow, on a time, sacrificing to Minerva, says a dog
to him: "In vain you pray to the goddess, for she has
such an aversion to you, that you are particularly excluded
out of all auguries." "Ay," says the crow, "but I'll sa-
crifice the rather to her for that, to try, if I can make
her my friend."
Men often take up religion more for fear, reputation
and interest, than for true affection. So the poor blinded
Indians are said to worship the devil, that he may not
hijrt them.