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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The Vain, contending for the prize
'Gainst Merit, see their labour lost;
But still self-love will say — "Despise
"What others gain at any cost!
"I cannot reach reward, 't is true;
"Then let me sneer at those who do."
17. The Bhepherd-hoy and the Wolf.
A shepherd-boy, for want of better employment, used
to amuse himself by raising a false alarm, and crying
"the wolf! the wolf!" and when his neighbours, believing
he was in earnest, ran to his assistance, instead of thanking
them for their kindness, he laughed at them.
This trick he repeated a great number of times; but at
length the wolf came in reality, and began tearing and
mangling his sheep. The boy now cried and bellowed with
all his might for help; but the neighbours, taught by ex-
perience, and supposing him still is jest, paid no regard
to him. Thus the wolf had time and opportunity to worry
the whole flock.
To sacred truth devote your heart
Nor ev'n in jest a lie repeat;
Who acts a base, fictitious part,
Will infamy and ruin both meet.
The liar ne'er will be believ'd
By those whom he has once deceiv'd.
18. The Bog in the Manger.
A sm-ly dog had made his bed on some hay in a
manger. An ox, pressed by hunger, came up, and wished
to satisfy his appetite with a little of the provender; but the
dog, snarling, and putting himself in a threatening posture.