The French tyro's Stepping-Stone to English; ou manuel anglais du jeune franÃ§ais
ISBN 1130491641 (1-130-49164-1)
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Book summary: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 Excerpt: ...your limbs, and reduced you to the necessity of starving, then I retire in safety to my plentiful cell, and reap the fruit of my industry. Thus I think I have sufGciently humbled your vanity by the voice of truth." This fable may assist us to distinguish those who adorn themselves with false praises, from those who, by real merit, have acquired a solid applause. THE VIPER AND THE FILE. A viper crawling into a smith's shop to seek for something to eat, cast her eyes upon a File, and darting upon it in a moment, "Now I have you," said she; "and so you may help yourself how you can; but you may take my word for it that I shall make a line meal of you before I think of parting with you."--"Silly wretch!" said the File, as gruff as could be, "you had much better be quiet and let me alone; for if you gnaw for ever, you will get nothing but your trouble for your paius. Make a meal of me, indeed! why I myself can bite the hardest iron in the shop; and if you go ou with your foolish nibbling, I shall tear all the teeth out of your spiteful head, before you know where you are." Take care that you never strive with those who are too strong for you, nor do spiteful things, lest you suffer for it. THE HORSE AND THE BEAR. Asa line Colt, who was of a high breed, and as plump and as sleek as could be, took his tour round the meads, an old Bear got sight of him. " O,!" said he, " that I could but catch the young rogue, what a nice meal could I make of him! But the worst of it is, I am now so old, that he runs a great deal too fast for me; so that I must trust to my wit and not to my heels;" and on this he set to work to find out a sly trick to get his ends on the poor Colt. The trick he invented was this: the ...
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