A grammar of the German language

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Longman, Brown, Green, 1843 - German language - 512 pages
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Page 23 - ... every instance to my convenience ? Is there no excess of cold, none of heat, to offend me ? Am I never annoyed by animals, either of my own, or a different kind ? Is every thing subservient to me, as though I had ordered all myself?
Page 405 - When the antecedents are of different persons, the first person is preferred to the second, and the second to the third ; as, "John, and thou, and I, are attached to our country.
Page 70 - Non enim, cum primum fingerentur homines, analogia demissa caelo formam loquendi dedit, sed inventa est postquam loquebantur, et notatum in sermone quid quomodo caderet. Itaque non ratione nititur sed exemplo, nee lex est loquendi sed observatio, ut ipsam analogiam nulla res alia fecerit quam consuetudo.
Page 438 - L'on ne dit en français que ce qu'on veut dire, et l'on ne voit point errer autour des paroles ces nuages à mille formes qui entourent la poésie des langues du Nord et réveillent une foule de souvenirs.
Page 208 - One at a time, two at a time, three at a time, four at a time, SfC.
Page 23 - There is not, in my opinion, a more pleasing and triumphant consideration in religion than this of the perpetual progress which the soul makes towards the perfection of its nature, without ever arriving at a period in it.
Page 20 - ... hie enim est usus litterarum, ut custodiant voces et velut depositum reddant legentibus. itaque id exprimere debent, quod dicturi sumus.
Page 438 - L'allemand , sous ce rapport aussi , peut se comparer au grec ; l'ont sent dans un seul mot plusieurs images, comme dans la note fondamentale d'un accord on entend les autres sons dont il est composé , ou comme de certaines couleurs réveillent en nous la sensation de celles qui en dépendent.
Page 395 - Noun Adjective. Rule I. — The adjective must agree with its substantive, in gender, number, and case. This rule applies not only to the adjective in its first, or positive state, but also to the degrees of comparison. The substantive is sometimes understood, yet the agreement remains : for example...
Page 237 - twill be long ere thou shalt sing anew, And pour thy music on the night's dull ear. Whether on Spring thy wandering flights await, Or whether silent in our groves you dwell, The pensive muse shall own thee for her mate, And still protect the song she loves so well.

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