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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It is better to pass over an affront from one scoundrel,
than to draw the whole herd of the mobile about a man's
15. A Bull and a Gnat.
A gnat, that had placed himself upon the horn of a bull,
very civilly begged the bull's pardon for the liberty he
took; but rather than incommode you, says he, by my
weight, I'll remove. Oh, never trouble your head for
that, says the bull, for I never felt you when you sat
down, and I shan't miss you when you rise.
The vanity of this fly strikes at a humour, tliat we meet
with every day in the world, in a hundred trifling idle
people, that will be still making themselves more consider-
able than they are.
16. The Fox and the Grapes.
A fox, parched with thirst, perceived some grapes
hanging from a lofty vine. As they looked ripe and tempt-
ing, Reynard was very desirous to refresh himself with their
delicious juice; but after trying again and again to reach
them, and leaping till he was tired, he found it impracti-
cable to jump so high, and in consequence gave up the
attempt. "Pshaw!" said he, eyeing them as he retired, with
affected indifference, "I might easily have accomplished
this business, if I had been so disposed; but I cannot help
thinking that the grapes are sour, and therefore not worth
the trouble of plucking."