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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20. The Wolf and the Lamh.
A wolf and a lamb by chance came to the same
stream to quench their thirst. Tlie water flowed from the
former towards the latter, who stood at an humble dis-
tance J but no sooner did the wolf perceive the lamb,
than, seeking a pretext for his destruction, he ran down
to him, and accused him of disturbing the water which he
was drinking. How can I disturb it? said the lamb, in
a great fright: the stream flows from you to me; and I
assure you, that I did not mean to give you any offence.
That may be, replied the wolf; but it was only yesterday
that I saw your sire encouraging the hounds that were
pursuing me. Pardon me! answered the lamb, my poor
sire fell a victim to the butcher's knife upwards of a
month since. It was your dam, then, replied the savage
beast. My dam, said the innocent, died on the day I
was born. Dead or not, vociferated the wolf, as he
gnashed his teeth in rage, I know very well that all the
breed of you hate me, and therefore I am determined to
have my revenge. So saying, he sprung upon the defence-
less lamb, and worried and ate him.
Injustice, Icagu'd with strength and power.
Nor truth nor innocence can stay;
In vain they plead when tyrants lour.
And seek to make the weak their prey:
No equal rights obtain regard.
When passions fire, and spoils reward.