Materials for German Prose Composition, Or, Selecions from Modern English Writers: With Grammatical Notes, Idiomatic Renderings of Difficult Phrases, Essentials of German Syntax, Preliminary Chapters on Punctuation and the Division of Words in German, and a Grammatical Index

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G. Bell, 1891 - German language - 276 pages
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Contents

Copyright A Speech Macaulay
157
The Election of a Pope W Roscoe
159
Reminiscences of Goethe W M Thackeray
161
A Parade in Canada Mrs Jameson
165
Dangerous Cannonades Prof J Tyndall
167
A Prison Scene Douglas Jerrold
170
A Word for the Gehmans George Eliot
175
Leigh Hunt N Hawthorne
179
Byron to Goethe A Letter
180
The Flood George Eliot
182
Industry of Musicians S Smiles
186
Courage An Essay From the Saturday Review
189
Martin Luther W Robertson
190
Christmas Prof Wilson
191
An Innocent Forgery Dramatic Scene John Oxenford
195
Sir James Mackintosh Sydney Smith
197
The Earl of Clancarty Macaulay
198
From a Speech of Lord Derby
202
Burgers Lenore Capt Basil Hall
203
Among the Icebergs Capt J C Boss
205
The Man who hunts and doesnt like it Anthony Trollops
207
Light and Warmth Bulwer
211
From the Diary of Thomas Moore
214
A Letter from Washington Irving
215
Effect of Cold Sir W E Parry
216
De Quincey on German Literature
217
Influence of Natural Agencies Buckle
220
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221
English Trade under Elizabeth A Froicde
223
Modern Border Feuds T C Orattan
225
German Popular Books Henry Hallam
227
Strawberry Weather Leigh Hunt
229
Progress of Mankind Dr W B Hodgson
230
Athenian Education Prof E H Plumptre
232
XXXA Conversion by Poetry Arthur Helps
234
A Parallel Prof Huxley
238
Interlachen H W Longfellow
241
The History of a Word Archbishop Trench
242
Shakespeares Biography B W Emerson
243
Distinctive Character of Nations Stephen
244
Subjects for Original Composition in German
246
Grammatical Index
250

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Page 241 - The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the Universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just and patient But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.
Page 241 - My metaphor will remind some of you of the famous picture in which Eetzsch has depicted Satan playing at chess with man for his soul. Substitute for the mocking fiend in that picture a calm, strong angel who is playing for love, as we say, and would rather lose than win — and I should accept it as an image of human life.
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Page 241 - In other words, education is the instruction of the intellect in the laws of Nature, under which name I include not merely things and their forces, but men and their ways ; and the fashioning of the affections and of the will into an earnest and loving desire to move in harmony with those laws.
Page 185 - ... there was an undefined sense of reconcilement with her brother : what quarrel, what harshness, what unbelief in each other can subsist in the presence of a great calamity, when all the artificial vesture of our life is gone, and we are all one with each other in primitive mortal needs ? Vaguely, Maggie felt this. — in the strong resurgent love towards her brother, that swept away all the later impressions of hard, cruel offence and misunderstanding, and left only the deep, underlying, unshakable...
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Page 240 - Suppose it were perfectly certain that the life and fortune of every one of us would, one day or other, depend upon his winning or losing a game of chess. Don't you think that we should all consider it to be a primary duty to learn at least the names and the moves of the pieces; to have a notion of a gambit, and a keen eye for all the means of giving and getting out of check?
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