English for Italians; (Lezioni D'Inglese Per Gl'italiani)
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...A plain man of the people, --he grew according to the need.... If ever a man was fairly tested, he was. There was no lack of resistance, of slander, nor of ridicule. In four years--four years of battle-days--his endurance, his fertility of resources, his magnanimity, were sorely tried and never found wanting. Then by his courage, his even temper, his fertile counsel, his humanity, he stood a heroic figure in the center of an heroic epoch.--Emerson on Lincoln. No men living are more worthy to be trusted than those who toil up from poverty--none less inclined to take or touch aught which they have not honestly earned.--Lincoln. No important discussion is going on in the world of politics and letters, no great demands are being made in society or in business, which do not involve to-day the character of the people.--Alice Freeman Palmer. Note.--Observe the use of the Passive Voice in this lesson. LESSON CIII (103) WORDS OF SIMILAR SOUND BUT DIFFERENT MEANING LESSON CIV (104) HEALTH "The doctor does not give Health, but the winds of heaven." We, who live so much in our houses, who work so much of the time shut up within four walls, forget sometimes that this is so. We forget that to have health, four things are absolutely necessary: fresh air, cleanliness, good food, and exercise. FRESH AIR Who of us likes to drink dirty water? No one would do that on purpose (apposta). Yet we do all the time what is just as bad. When it is cold, and often when it is not, we shut every window and door, and stuff up every crack. Not one bit of outside air shall get in if we can help it! What happens? At first the air in the room may be fresh; but very soon the fresh air gets used up. We breathe it in, and it fills our lungs with oxygen, and so gives life to...
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