A Practical Course of French Lessons, Or A Grammar of the French Tongue

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Oliphant, Waugh & Innes, 1813
 

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Page 25 - J'ai été, Tu as été, II a été, Nous avons été, Vous avez été, Ils ont été, THE PRESENT. / have been thou hast been he has been we have been you have been they have been COMPOUND OF THE IMPERFECT.
Page 24 - Preterite. que y eusse eu, que tu eusses eu, qu'il cut eu, que nous eussions eu, que vous eussiez eu, qu'il eusscnt eu, that I might have had. that thou mightst have had. that he might have had. that we might have had. that you might have had. that they might have had.
Page 22 - I had had. Thou hadst had. He had had. We had had. You had had. They had had.
Page 23 - I may have, that thou mayest have, that he may have, that we may have, that you may have, that they may have.
Page 162 - ... agrees with the first in preference to the other two, and with the second in preference to the third.
Page 285 - The other prepositions, especially those consisting of two syllables, are generally repeated — before nouns, which have meanings totally different; but seldom before nouns, that are nearly synonimous.
Page 302 - ... the justice of posterity. He must write as the interpreter of nature, and the legislator of mankind, and consider himself as presiding over the thoughts and manners of future generations; as a being superior to time and place.
Page 296 - Another end of travelling, which deserves to be considered, is the improving our taste of the best authors of antiquity, by seeing the places where they lived, and of which they wrote; to compare the natural face of the country with the descriptions they have given us, and observe how well the picture agrees with the original.
Page 62 - Prévaloir, to prevail; like valoir, except the pres, subj. que je prévale, que tu prévales, qu'il prévale, que nous prévalions, que vous prévaliez, qu'ils prévalent.
Page 201 - Homer, whose genius is grand and sublime like nature, is the greatest poet, and perhaps the most profound moralist of antiquity.

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