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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ISi. An Old Crab and a Young one.
"Child," says a mother-Crab, to her young one, "you
must use yourself to walk strait, without skewing and
shailing so every step you set." "Pray, mother," says
the voung crab, "be pleased to set the example yourself,
and'I'll follow it."
It is with a very ill grace, that we advise others to do
what we either do not, or cannot do ourselves.
13. Boyi and Frogs.
A company of unlucky boys were watching of frogs at
the side of a pond, and still as any of them put up their
heads, they would be pelting them down again with stones.
"Children," says one of the frogs, "you never consider,
that, though this may be play to you, it is death to us."
Hard-heartedness and cruelty is an inhuman vice, 't is
a barbarous thing to make our sport of that, which is fatal
or pernicious to another.
14. The Bear and the Bees.
A bear was so enraged at the stinging of a bee, that he
ran like mad into the bee-garden, and overturned all the
hives in revenge. This outrage brought them out in troops
upon him, and he was almost stung to death; he came to
bethink himself, how much more advisable it had been to
pass over one injury, than by an unprofitable j)assion to
provoke a thousand.