The German Element in the United States with Special Reference to Its Political, Moral, Social, and Educational Influence, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin, 1909 - German Americans
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Page 154 - I remember when they modestly declined intermeddling in our elections, but now they come in droves and carry all before them, except in one or two counties.
Page 149 - Man was not made for the sabbath, but the sabbath for man'; He had pointed to the fulfilment of the law in the Gospel.
Page 215 - Reader." A few copies of Noehden's Grammar were imported, and a few copies of I forget whose "Pocket Dictionary," fortunately too copious for an Anglo-Saxon pocket, and suggesting the generous amplitude of the Low Dutch costume, as described in Irving's mythical "History of New York.
Page 439 - This is the largest sum ever given by a man in the history of the race for any social or philanthropic purposes.
Page 210 - Strasburg, who gave instruction in mathematics. He was willing to do what he could for me in German, but he warned me that his pronunciation was very bad, as was that of all Alsace, which had become a part of France. Nor was it possible to get books. I borrowed a Meidinger's Grammar, French and German, from my friend, Mr. Everett, and sent to New Hampshire, where I knew there was a German Dictionary, and procured it. I also obtained a copy of Goethe's "Werther
Page 154 - English; the Signs in our Streets have inscriptions in both languages, and in some places only German: They begin of late to make all their Bonds and other legal...
Page 543 - The Fatherland: 1450-1700, showing the part it bore in the discovery, exploration, and development of the western continent, with special reference to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Page 251 - I never saw a population so totally divested of gaiety; there is no trace of this feeling from one end of the Union to the other.
Page 154 - German. They begin of late to make all their bonds and other legal instruments in their own language, which (though I think it ought not to be) are allowed good in...
Page 154 - Few of their children in the country know English. They import many books from Germany; and of the six printing-houses in the province, two are entirely German, two half German half English, and but two entirely English.

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