Materials for German prose composition, or, Selections from modern English writers, with grammatical notes by dr. Buchheim

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Carl Adolf Buchheim
Bell and Daldy, 1868 - 261 páginas
 

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Página 229 - 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.
Página 229 - My metaphor will remind some of you of the famous picture in which Retzsch 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.
Página 234 - What trait of his private mind has he hidden in his dramas? One can discern, in his ample pictures of the gentleman and the king, what forms and humanities pleased him; his delight in troops of friends, in large hospitality, in cheerful giving.
Página 228 - 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 ? Do you not think that we should look with...
Página 245 - THIS series is intended to supply for the use of Schools and Students cheap and accurate editions of the Classics, which shall be superior in mechanical execution to the small German editions now current in this country, and more convenient in form. The texts of the Bibliotheca Classics, and Grammar School Classics, so far as they have been published, will be adopted.
Página 229 - 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.
Página 171 - You must therefore accept my most sincere acknowledgments in prose — and in hasty prose too ; for I am at present on my voyage to Greece once more, and surrounded by hurry and bustle, which hardly allow a moment even to gratitude and admiration to express themselves. I sailed from Genoa some days ago, was driven back by a gale of wind, and have since sailed again and arrived here, ' Leghorn,' this morning, to receive on board some Greek passengers for their struggling country.
Página 245 - Classics, so far as they have been published, will be adopted. These editions have taken their place amongst scholars as valuable contributions to the Classical Literature of this country, and are admitted to be good examples of the judicious and practical nature of English scholarship ; and as the editors have formed their texts from a careful examination of the best editions extant, it is believed that no texts better for general use can be found.
Página 245 - These editions have taken their place amongst scholars as valuable contributions to the Classical Literature of this country, and are admitted to be good examples of the judicious and practical nature of English scholarship; and as the editors have formed their texts from a careful examination of the best editions extant, it is believed that no texts better for general use can be found. The volumes will be well printed at the Cambridge University Press, in a 16mo. size, and will be issued at short...
Página 175 - It is coming, Maggie!" Tom said, in a deep, hoarse voice, loosing the oars and clasping her. The next instant the boat was no longer seen upon the water, and the huge mass was hurrying on in hideous triumph.

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