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V. Desire of Knowledge (Boswell)

110-111

VI. The Sack of Magdeburg (Half Hours)

111-121

VII. Letter to a Friend...

121

VIII. Letter to a Friend...

122

IX. Griseldis (Letters from the Baltic)

123-128

X. Ci ter of Oliver Goldsmith (Washington

Irving)

128-130

XI. Goldsmith's Parentage and Birthplace (Wash-

ington Irving).....

130-132

XII. Goldsmith's Father (Washington Irving) 132-134

XIII. Goldsmith Rejected by the Bishop (Washington

Irving).

134-135

XIV. Goldsmith's Letter to his Mother

135-142

XV. Letter to a Friend....

142

XVI. Wolves in Courland (Letters from the Baltic).. 143—147

XVII. The Spectator's Introduction (Addison) ........ 147—153

XVIII. The Vanity of a Great Man (Half Hours) 153–154

XIX. On Popular Superstition ( Addison)

154-159

XX On Stories of Ghosts (Addison)

159-164

XXI. Letter to a Friend..

164-165

XXII. Paoli and Napoleon (Lockhart)

166-168

XXIII. Napoleon at Toulon (Lockhart)

168-177

XXIV. Josephine de Beauharnois (Lockhart)

177—179

XXV. The Battles of the Pyramids and of Aboukir

(Lockhart)

179—185

XXVI. The Voyage (Washinyton Irving)

185-188

XXVII. Character of Lorenzo de' Medici (Roscoe)...... 188—191

XXVIII. Influence of Liberty on the Florentines (Roscoe) 191–193

XXIX. On Dr. Johnson's Lives of the Poets (Roscoe).. 1:13—194

XXX. Study of Ancient Literature in Italy (Roscoe).. 194—195

XXXI. Character of the Earl of Strafford (Macaulay).. 195—196

XXXII, Christian, King of Denmark and Sweden, in

Italy (Roscoe)

196-198

XXXIII. William, Prince of Orange (Macaulay) .... 198–200

XXXIV. Generosity of Louis the Fourteenth (Macaulay) 201—201

XXXV. Sir Robert Walpole's Reply to Sir John St.

Aubin's Speech for Repealing the Septennial

Act

205-207

XXXVI On Sincerity (Tillotson)

208-210

PREFACE.

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A PROFICIENT scholar in German ought to be able to do four things well: first of all, to explain the whole structure of the language; next, to read German books; then, to speak correctly and with some fluency; and finally, to write a letter, or to translate a part of an English book into German, if possible at sight, without the assistance of Dictionary and Grammar. The greatest number of pupils master the three first points, but very few succeed in the last. It is acknowledged to be the most difficult of all. Now, in order to smooth the way towards acquiring it, I have undertaken this volume. It contains a variety of fragments, taken from good prose-writers, with notes, which both explain grammatical difficulties, and give a complete vocabulary, since it has been found, that small Dictionaries afford but insufficient aid, and the large ones, on account of the great number of meanings mentioned under one word, often impede and puzzle the student instead of guiding him.

For those who occasionally perceive, that they are unacquainted with certain principles of the German language, a course of Exercises on the chief parts of

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CONTENTS.

PART I.

PAGE. 1-100

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15 16--18 18-25

26-28 28--33 33-39

EXERCISES ON THE CHIEF RULES OF GRAMMAR .....
CHAP. I. On the arrangement of Words in a Sentence

II. On the Articles
III. On the Declension of Substantives ....
IV. On the Declenson of Nouns Proper

V. On the Declension of Adjectives .
VI. On the Declension of Adjectives in the

Comparative and Superlative.
VII. On Numbers
VIII. On Pronouns
IX, On Verbs Auxiliary, Active, Passive,

Neuter, and Reflective....
X. On Compounded Verbs...
XI. On Verbs of Mood
XII. On the Indicative and Subjunctive..
XIII. On the Imperative.....
XIV. On the Infinitive

XV, On the Participles..
XVI. On Verbs construed with a Genitive or

Dative Case....
XVII. On Adverbs .
XVIII. On Prepositions.
XIX. On Conjunctions
XX. On Interpunctions..

39-46 46-50 50-54 55-62 63–66 66-69 69-75

75-73 79—84 84-92 92-98 98-100

PART II. TRANSLATION OF CONNECTED PIECES .

101-210 1. The Desolation of Tyranny (Lane, Notes to Arabian Nights)

101-102 II. Perfection (Colton, Lacon).....

102-103 III. Vicar of Wakefield (Washington Irving) 103-104 IV. A Tale of Terror (Half Hours)

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