German Prose Composition: With Notes and Vocabularies

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American Book Company, 1909 - German language - 191 pages
 

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Page 197 - This textbook may be borrowed for two weeks, with the privilege of renewing it once. A fine of five cents a day is incurred by failure to return a book on the date when it is due. The Education Library is open from 9 to 5 daily except Saturday when it closes at 12.30.
Page 12 - George Washington, Commander of the American armies, who. like Joshua of old, commanded the sun and the moon to stand still, and they obeyed him.
Page 93 - Cologne is one of those remarkable cities which have witnessed every fashion of human life, and every form of worldly power. Founded by ancient Rome and nursed by modern Rome — owing its first existence to the mother of Nero, and its first Christianity to the mother of Constantine — it has been the seat of Pagan institutions — the arena of Christian martyrs — the stronghold of religious dominion — the pattern of municipal independence — the storehouse of useful commerce, and the birthplace...
Page 119 - House' (Winifred Mallon in Liberty, Feb. 28, 1925). The concessive clause can sometimes be abridged to an infinitive clause when the subject of the infinitive is the same as that of the main proposition: 'You couldn't do that to save your life.
Page 62 - Forster, preacher in the cathedral in that city. After studying theology and philosophy at Leipzig he was appointed professor of the German language and literature at the Military Academy in Dresden in 1807. He completed...
Page 95 - ... On the death of Bishop Riccolphus, there arose a great dispute among the Chapter, as to the choice of a new Bishop ; so much so, that it reached the ears of the Kaiser Karl (Charlemagne) at Aix-la-Chapelle. He, therefore, took horse and rode towards Cologne in order to settle their differences. In a wood near the city he heard a bell, and entered a small chapel,* where mass was going on. The Kaiser was attired like a hunter, with a horn, and clasped knife at his side.
Page 62 - Kerner, whose friendship he enjoyed for nearly sixty years. In 1810 he passed his examinations with high honor, received the degree of Doctor of Laws, and a career in the legal profession stood open to him, but his heart was devoted to poetry. He went to Paris, and there studied the old French and German manuscripts, instead of the French law and practise, as his father had wished him to do.
Page 16 - He held up two large sausages, which seemed to be exactly alike. " One of these sausages," he said, " is filled with trichinae; it is deadly. The other is perfectly wholesome. Externally they can't be told apart. Let his excellency do me the honor to choose whichever of these he wishes, and eat it, and I will eat the other !" No duel was fought, and no one accused Virchow of cowardice.
Page 93 - St. Louis King of France. Cologne is one of those remarkable cities which have witnessed every fashion of human life, and every form of worldly power. Founded by ancient Rome and nursed by modern Rome — owing its first existence to the mother of Nero, and its first Christianity to the mother of Constantine — it has been the seat of Pagan institutions — the arena of Christian martyrs — the stronghold of religious dominion — the pattern of municipal independence...

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