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COLLOQUIAL FRENCH DRILL,
By E. AUBERT, Professor in the Nor-
(Normal Series.) 66 pp., cloth, 60 cents. A series of fifty vocabularies, each consisting of forty French words or phrases in common use, progressively arranged for drill in speaking the language, and classified under such heads as: La Maison, Les Contraires, Arbres et Fruits, etc. The words and phrases are grouped in two columns, in such a way that those in one column when used in a question call for an answer containing the corresponding ones in the other column. At the end of each vocabulary are model forms for questions and answers, which will develop the proper use of the words it contains. A collection of over two hundred idioms and proverbs to be lcarned by heart is added. The whole is compressed into a little volume, inexpensive and handy for the pocket, which can be used as a drill-book in connection with any grammar or exercise book.
HENRY HOLT & CO.,
MOYEN-AGE, RENAISSANCE, DIX-SEP-
Colloquial French Drill, et des Élans et Tristesses
7. W. CHRISTERN
PUBLIC LIBRARY 916189
ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS R
HENRY HOLT & CO.
& Mr Robert Borner Bonter. 20 Apr. 1920. Cocer Giemoor
This volume contains in substance the first part of the course on French Literature given in the Normal College.
Though adapted to the requirements of a special programme and to certain conditions of space and time, it can with advantage be used wherever an interest is taken or instruction given in French Literature. It recommends itself particularly to American teachers and students as a book, not imported into, but grown out of, the class-room.
The biographical and critical notices are short, comprehensive, in the clearest and simplest possible style. There is nothing elaborate in them, nothing superfluous. Each of them is followed by a criticism on the writer under consideration, by some one whose judgment is of some account in the world of letters. It is both interesting and instrucive to know what good critics think of good writers.
The texts from the latter have been selected with great care. They are not extracts more or less curtailed, which give an idea of a literary work
about as exactly as a stone offers the image of the monument from which it is taken. Whenever it has been practicable, a whole work is reviewed. The parts that are not indispensable are summarily delineated or analyzed; the passages best calculated to illustrate the author's manner and originality are given in full. Thus the reader will find the whole plot of Corneille's tragedy “Horace," of Molière's comedy “Les Femmes savantes," etc.
Following these texts will be found a collection of the author's sententious and popular sayings. They afford a harvest of beautiful quotations, which
a every one can turn to account.
Foot-notes have been added only to explain what will not be found in an ordinary dictionary.
It will be noticed that some of the text is printed with the lines well apart, and some with them close together. The former portion is for recitation and colloquial exercise, the portion in close print is for reading and explaining. The selections are of sufficient variety and excellence to commend themselves to all lovers of fine literature.