English Extracts for German Prose; With General Instructions, Annotations, and a Dictionary of Words Required

English Extracts for German Prose; With General Instructions, Annotations, and a Dictionary of Words Required

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...art of writing was unknown. 1. With gold and silver works. 2. Richly inlaid with. 3. In a, to a country (Dat.) peculiar manner, where, etc. 56. The name of Siberia generally awakens(1)no other ideas in the mind than those of ice, frost, snow, and intense cold; the imagination(2) pictures to itself a wretched country, in which man, no longer the favourite(3) but the outcast of nature, is exposed to all the inclemency and fury of the elements. But these notions, which have found such general belief, are much exaggerated.(4) Siberia is by no means the most miserable of countries. Vegetables, it is true, cannot be produced upon its iron soil;(5) but the rein-deer, (6) which comes there in aid to the strength of man, as the horse a.nd the ox do elsewhere, not only bears the burdens of the Siberian, but also nourishes him with its milk, its blood and its flesh. Immense forests abounding(7) in game, and numerous rivers well stocked with fish, furnish, moreover, inexhaustible means of subsistence; while no country can boast greater fertility than the southern plains of Siberia. 1. Awakens in us generally the idea of. 2. And we believe ourselves in a wretched country to find. 3. No longer the darling of nature but by her cast out (pushed away) to all the inclemency (Dat.) of afurious climate exposed is. 4. Although one (man) to these notions hitherto homage paid has so are they nevertheless much (very) exaggerated. 5. Vegetables grow certainly not upon its iron soil; or vegetables can certainly not upon its iron soil cultivated be. 6. Yet the rein-deer which there, the strength (Dat.) of the man to help comes, as it the horse, and the ox elsewhere do, bears not only the burdens of the Siberian, but he nourishes him also with, etc. 7. Whei'e the...show more

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  • 1236891163
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