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THE

FRENCH READER'S GUIDE.

THE

FRENCH READER'S GUIDE;

OR,

MISCELLANEOUS SELECTIONS

IN

Prose and Werse

FROM THE BEST FRENCH AUTHORS OF THE TWO LAST

CENTURIES, AND FROM
THE MOST DISTINGUISHED WRITERS OF THE PRESENT DAY;

With Explanatory Notes

Upon the more difficult passages and idiomatic expressions;
on a plan calculated to render Reading and Translation
peculiarly serviceable in acquiring the French language.

PREPARED

For the assistance of public Education and private Study, as well as for the gratification

of persons already acquainted with French literature.

By M. DE LA CLAVERIE,
Member of the Grammatical and Literary Society of Paris, Professor of the French and Italian

Languages in Liverpool, late Teacher in the University of Oxford,
Author of " A New and Practical French Grammar, with Exercises," and of

Models of Modern French Conversation."

“ Non auctores modò, sed etiam partes auctoris elegeris.”-QUINTILIAN.
“ Indocti discant, et ament meminisse periti.”-HENAULT.
“On s'accoutume à bien parler, en lisant souvent ceux qui ont bien écrit.”- VOLTAIRE.

IN TWO PARTS.

LONDON:
SMITH, ELDER AND CO. CORNHILL;
LIVERPOOL, WILLIAM GRAPEL.

MDCCCXXXV.

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