The Art of Teaching and Studying Languages

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G. Philip & son, 1892 - Language and languages - 107 pages
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Page 338 - 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: I must be gone and live, or stay and die.
Page 338 - Wilt thou be gone ? it is not yet near day : It was the nightingale, and not the lark, That pierc'd the fearful hollow of thine ear ; Nightly she sings on yon pomegranate tree : Believe me, love, it was the nightingale.
Page 342 - I doubt it not ; and all these woes shall serve For sweet discourses in our time to come. Jul. O God, I have an ill-divining soul ! Methinks, I see thee, now thou art so low, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb : Either my eyesight fails, or thou look'st pale.
Page 14 - ... 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 the whole art, the whole secret, the whole philosophy of the teaching...
Page 329 - Quam dulcis sit libertas, breviter proloquar. Cani perpasto macie confectus lupus Forte occucurrit. Dein salutatum invicem Vt restiterunt: Vnde sic, quaeso, nites? Aut quo cibo fecisti tantum corporis? ' 5 Ego, qui sum longe fortior, pereo fame.
Page 35 - I did not understand a word — not a single word." And I permit no one to doubt the sincerity of this statement. "Not a word — not one single word.

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