The Dutch Grammar: Preceded by a Sketch of the Origin and Progress of the Dutch Language : Embracing a List of the Most Celebrated Netherlands Writers with Specimens of Some of the Dutch Prose Authors : to which are Added Praxes on the Dutch Grammar, Familiar Phrases and Dialogues and Forms of Addresses with English Versions : and Translating Exercises

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T. Marshall & Company, 1854 - 230 pages
 

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Page 215 - Eliot, or whomever you speak to, to remind and stop you if ever you fall into the rapid and unintelligible mutter. You will even read aloud to yourself, and tune your utterance to your own ear ; and read at first much slower than you need to do, in order to correct yourself of that shameful trick of speaking faster than you ought. In short, you will make it your business, your study, and your pleasure, to speak well if you think right.
Page 64 - I shall have been, thou wilt have been, he will have been ; we shall have been, you will have been, they will have been.
Page 218 - ... parsley ; and it loves to play and skip about by moon-light, and to bite the tender blades of grass when the dew is upon them ; but in the daytime it sleeps in its form.
Page 218 - ... and leaves them all behind. But the dogs pursue her, and she grows tired , and cannot run so fast as at first. Then she doubles and turns , and runs back to her form , that the hounds may not find her ; but they run with their noses to the ground , smelling till they have found her out. So when she has run five or six miles at last she stops , and pants for breath , and can run no further. Then the hounds come up , and tear her , and kill her.
Page 215 - Coanza, from the greatness of whose openings into the sea, and the rapidity of whose streams, we form an estimate of the great distance from whence they come. Their courses, however, are spent in watering deserts and savage countries, whose poverty or fierceness have kept strangers away. But of all parts of the world, America, as it exhibits the most lofty mountains, so also it supplies the largest rivers. The foremost of...
Page 57 - Future intimates that the action will be fully accomplished, at or before the time of another future action or event : as, " I shall have dined at one o'clock ;" " The two houses will have finished their business, when the king comes to prorogue them.
Page 218 - Dogs coming, then it runs away very swiftly straight forward, stretching its legs, and leaves them all behind. But the Dogs pursue her, and she grows tired, and cannot run so fast as at first. Then she doubles and turns, and runs back to her form, that the hounds may not find her ; but they run with their noses to the ground, smelling till they have found her out. So when she has run five or six miles, at last she stops and pants for breath, and can run no further. Then the hounds come up, and tear...
Page 215 - The breadth and depth of this river are answerable to its vast length ; and, where its width is most contracted, its depth is augmented in proportion. So great is the body of its waters, that other rivers, though before the objects of admiration, are lost in its bosom. It proceeds, after their junction, with its usual appearance, without any visible change in its breadth or rapidity ; and, if we may so express it, remains great without ostentation.
Page xxviii - The age of which we speak," says the learned Professor Siegenbeek, "and more especially the earlier part of it, was, in every point of view, so glorious to the Dutch nation, that it would be difficult to discover, in the history of any other people, a period of such resplendent fame and greatness.
Page 217 - All birds that swim in the water are web-footed. Their toes are joined together by a skin that grows between them ; that is being web-footed ; and it helps the birds 15* to swim well, for then their feet are like the fins of a fish.

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