The Art of Teaching and Studying Languages

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Longmans, Green & Company, 1892 - Language - 407 pages
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Page 306 - It was the lark, the herald of the morn, No nightingale. Look, love, what envious streaks Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east ; Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund Day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain-tops.
Page 308 - It is, it is: hie hence, be gone, away! It is the lark that sings so out of tune, Straining harsh discords and unpleasing sharps.
Page 375 - L'insecte, du combat se retire avec gloire : Comme il sonna la charge, il sonne la victoire, Va partout l'annoncer, et rencontre en chemin L'embuscade d'une araignée ; II y rencontre aussi sa fin. Quelle chose par là nous peut être enseignée ? J'en vois deux, dont l'une est qu'entre nos ennemis Les plus à craindre sont souvent les plus petits; L'autre qu'aux grands périls tel a pu se soustraire, Qui périt pour la moindre affaire.
Page 374 - Va-t'en, chétif insecte, excrément de la terre. C'est en ces mots que le Lion Parlait un jour au Moucheron. L'autre lui déclara la guerre. Penses-tu, lui dit-il, que ton titre de Roi Me fasse peur ni me soucie ? Un bœuf est plus puissant que toi, Je le mène à ma fantaisie.
Page 374 - L'invisible ennemi triomphe, et rit de voir Qu'il n'est griffe ni dent en la bête irritée Qui de la mettre en sang ne fasse...
Page 377 - Recevez, Monsieur le Président, l'assurance de ma considération très distinguée. Le Ministre de l'Instruction publique et des Beaux-Arts, Signé: JULES FERRY.
Page 8 - I knew but one process — a process without any particular name — the classical process. My faith in the grammar, the dictionary, the translation from and into the foreign language, was entire and above suspicion. To my mind the value and the efficacy of this " universal " process were indisputable. Was it not the final outcome of the experience and the science of mankind ? To learn first words, then the rules for grouping these words, and of these to make up sentences, this seemed to me to include...
Page 59 - DEFINITION AND MATERIAL OF THE SERIES. By a linguistic Series I understand a linked sequence of statements, of scenes, of descriptions, of " themes " in point of fact, all bearing upon the same order of facts, by expressing successively all the moments and all the phenomena known by us, and reproducing these in the order of their natural development. Our series have as their object the facts which present — The man. The quadruped. The bird. The reptile. The insect. The plant. The elements. The...
Page 66 - The maid chops a log of wood" (p. 68): To chop n log of wood. This is the end. What are the means employed? To chop the wood we require a hatchet; therefore, first of all, the maid goes to seek the hatchet ; then what does she do? She takes a log of wood; and then?

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