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FRENCH

LESSONS

BY

HENRI BUÉ, B.-és-L.,

FRENCH MASTER AT MERCHANT TAYLORS' SCHOOL, LONDON.

SECOND EDITION.

BIELIOTHECA

DEC '80
DULAU & Co., 37, Sono sempurna LAN

LONDON:

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CHARING CROSS.

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J. S. LEVIN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN STEAM PRINTER, 2, MARK LANE SQUARE, GREAT TOWER STREET,

LONDON, E.C.

PREFACE.

manner.

The compiler of this little book has had in view to teach the young beginner as many French words as possible in the least tedious

He has found by experience that what children dislike most to learn are lists of words, however useful and well chosen, and that they very soon get weary of disconnected sentences, but

commit to memory most readily a short nursery rhyme, anecdote, or fable. Hence the seiection he has made.

INDEX TO

PIECES TO BE LEARNED BY HEART.

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La Maison que Jeannot bâtit
La Mort de Rouge-Gorge
Je vous vends le Seau .
Je suis un petit Poupon
A French Riddle
L'Orange
L'Oiseau à la Fenêtre ...
Le Corbeau et le Renard (Jean de La Fontaine,

1621–1695)
La Cigale et la Fourmi (by the same)
La Grenouille et le Beuf (by the same)
La Feuille (Arnault, 1766–1834)
La Poule aux cufs d'or (Jean de La Fontaine)
Le Rat de ville et le Rat des champs (by the same)
Le Lion et le Rat (by the same)
La Colombe et la Fourmi (by the same)
Le Lièvre et la Tortue (by the same)
Le Renard et les Raisins (by the same)

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47
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52
57

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EARLY FRENCH

FRENCH LESSONS.

LESSON I.

THE ALPHABET.

a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, 0, P, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z.

Names of the Letters in French. a, bé, cé, dé, é, effe, gé, h, i, ji, ka, elle, emme, enne, o, pé, qu, erre, esse, té, u, vé, double vé, ikse, i grec, zède.

Exercise 1. Name the following Letters in French. V, g, t, d, j, h, y, r, w, i, q, k, h, f.

Exercise 2. Read and spell the following French words : Bâtit, built

mangeait, ate chat, cat

que, qui, which dans, in

rat, rat drêche, malt

se trouvait, (found itself) was Jeannot, Jack

tua, killed le, la, the

voici, there is maison, house

Questions Have the French letters the All have different names,

same names as the Eng- except seven.

lish ? Which are these ?

f, l, m, n, o, 8, 2. B В

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