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Page 255 - E. Daudet's La Tour des Maures. De Bernard's L'Anneau d'Argent. De La Brète's Mon Oncle et Mon Curé. La Bruyère's Les Caractères ; ou, les Moeurs de ce Siècle. Lamy's Jean-Paul. Laurie's Une Année de Collège à Paris. Marivaux's Le Jeu de L'Amour et du Hasard. Molière's L'Avare. Montesquieu's Lettres Persanes. Pascal, La Rochefoucauld, Vauvenargues, Pensées, Maximes et Re flexions.
Page 239 - Sedan. The artillery began its measured booming ; the infantrymen plied the needle-gun. It seemed as if the French retreat must become a rout. But there was still left heart among the Frenchmen for an attempt to hurl at least this last thorn in their side off the table land into the plain by the Meuse. At a gallop through the ragged intervals in the confused masses of the infantry came dashing the Chasseurs d'Afrique. The squadrons halted, fronted, and then wheeled into line, at a pace and with a...
Page 236 - ... little ones (sometimes two or three) on their shoulders, and encouraging the little family group with brave and tender words; the woods ringing with shrieks and lamentations — with prayers to the Saviour and the Virgin. It is impossible to describe in language the sadness and the pathos of that most mournful exodus.
Page 195 - APPENDIX I. WORDS AND PHRASES FOR VIVA VOCE DRILL ,, II. SENTENCES ON SYNTAX AND IDIOMS FOR VIVA VOCE PRACTICE ,, III. PASSAGES FOR TRANSLATION INTO GERMAN IV. WORD-FORMATION I. WORDS AND PHRASES FOR VIVA VOCE DRILL Note.
Page 227 - We do not believe that respect for the rights of a neighbouring people binds us to suffer a foreign Power to set one of its Princes on the throne of Charles V This event will not come to pass, of that we are quite certain.
Page 256 - ... may aid in overcoming textual difficulties and in elucidating allusions — literary, historical, geographical, and idiomatic. An Appendix contains word and phrase lists drawn from thé reading, and to be used in drill ; viva voce exercises in syntax, founded on and involving thé vocabulary of thé text ; composition ; and a chapter on word-formation. The pupil thus gains linguistic knowledge, conversational utility, and général culture, which add life and interest to thé work of thé class-room.
Page 256 - Each text contains sufficient matter for two terms' study, is interesting in its matter, literary in style, practical and useful in its vocabulary, and instructive regarding the life and manners of the country to which it relates. Each Introduction furnishes a short account of the author and his works. The Notes give, in a clear and concise form, such explanations as may aid in overcoming textual difficulties and in elucidating allusions — literary, historical, geographical, and idiomatic.
Page 255 - Mon Curé. La Bruyère's Les Caractères ; ou, les Moeurs de ce Siècle. Lamy's Jean-Paul. Laurie's Une Année de Collège à Paris. Marivaux's Le Jeu de L'Amour et du Hasard. Molière's L'Avare. Montesquieu's Lettres Persanes. Pascal, La Rochefoucauld, Vauvenargues, Pensées, Maximes et Reflexions. Patrice's Au Pôle en Ballon. Sandeau's Sacs et Parchemins. Verne's Le Tour du Monde. GERMAN TEXTS Ebner's Walther von der Vogelweide. Elster's Zwischen den Schlachten. Fontane's Vor dem Sturm. Goebel's...
Page 197 - Appendix gives the primary and ordinary meanings of words, and therefore does not in every case supply the best word to be used in the translation of the text. Some words and phrases are intentionally inserted several times. It is suggested that the phrases should be said in different persons and tenses, to insure variety and practice. All nouns to be given with the definite or indefinite article to show the gender. Abbreviation, — sg. =