Graduated exercises for translation into German

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Trübner & Company, 1866
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Contents

The disasters which befell Jones
228
The comparison of watches
233
Character of Falstaff HAZLITT
247
The young philosopher AIKIN
250
Machiavelli and Montesquieu MACAULAY
252
On tedious storytellers STEELE
254
Results of civilization ADAM SMITH
257
Refinement favourable to hap piness and virtue HUME
259
Necessity of precision in using language HOBBES
262
Arminius CREASY
264
Adaptation of the covering of birds to their condition PALEY
265
Woman in the Homeric age GLADSTONE
269
Battle of Dunbar CLARENDON
271
Labour and recreation Friends in Council
273
Education of Martin Scriblerus POPE
274
Of suspicion BACON
276
Addison THACKERAY
277
The French revolutionary as sassins ALISON
280
The quack philosopher dis
281
The quack philosopher dis comfited DE QUINCEY
284
Behind time FREEMAN HUNT
285
Pioneers of science and literature LOCKE
286
Country hospitality SWIFT
287
The Rivals SHERIDAN
289
Poor relations LAMB
292
General view of the advantages and evils of the feudal system HALLAM
294
Praise and blame RUSKIN
297
Sir Roger de Coverley at church ADDISON
299
Visit to a model prison CARLYLE
300
An Irish postilion MARIA EDGEWORTH
304
Prejudices LOCKE
306
Right of resistance to govern ment MACKINTOSH
308
The state of man before the fall SOUTH
312
Fathers and elder sons among the great THACKERAY
314
Considerations of the vanity and JEREMY TAYLOR
318
COMBE
13
HALLAM
22
W IRVING
23
Accordance between the songs
28
The resignation of the Emperor
29
Letter to
37
Impeachment of Warren Hastings
41
Uncle Toby and his miniature
43

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Page 16 - Never, never more shall we behold that generous loyalty to rank and sex, that proud submission, that dignified obedience, that subordination of the heart, which kept alive, even in servitude itself, the spirit of an exalted freedom. The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise, is gone...
Page 93 - The old man told him that he worshipped the fire only, and acknowledged no other god. At which answer Abraham grew so zealously angry, that he thrust the old man out of his tent, and exposed him to all the evils of the night, and an unguarded condition. When the old man was gone, God called to Abraham, and asked him where the stranger was : he replied, I thrust him away because he did not worship thee.
Page 16 - ... little did I dream that I should have lived to see such disasters fallen upon her in a nation of gallant men, in a nation of men of honor and of cavaliers. I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult.
Page 200 - REVENGE is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of that wrong putteth the law out of office.
Page 73 - I call upon the honor of your lordships to reverence the dignity of your ancestors and to maintain your own. I call upon the spirit and humanity of my country to vindicate the national character.
Page 81 - Catiline. But he has done his robberies so openly that one may see he fears not to be taxed by any law. He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him. With the spoils of these writers he so represents old Rome to us, in its rites, ceremonies, and customs, that if one of their poets had written either of his tragedies, we had seen less of it than in him.
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Page 201 - ... and it is two for one. Some, when they take revenge, are desirous the party should know whence it cometh: this is the more generous. For the delight seemeth to be not so much in doing the hurt as in making the party repent: but base and crafty cowards are like the arrow that flieth in the dark. Cosmus, duke of Florence, had a desperate saying against perfidious or neglecting friends, as if those wrongs were unpardonable: You shall read (saith he) that we are commanded to forgive our enemies;...
Page 201 - take good at God's hands, and not be content to take evil also ? " and so of friends in a proportion.
Page 49 - As I darkened the little light he had, he lifted up a hopeless eye towards the door, then cast it down. — shook his head, and went on with his work of affliction. I heard his chains upon his legs, as he turned his body to lay his little stick upon the bundle. He gave a deep sigh, — I saw the iron enter into his soul. I burst into tears, — I could not sustain the picture of confinement which my fancy had drawn.

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