Excerpt from Le Verre d'Eau, ou les Effets Et les Causes
Frequent use in the class-room of Scribe's comic masterpiece, Le Verre d'eau, has led ine to the belief that this play answers admirably for early and late reading of really interesting matter, for classes in F rench. Its easy flow of the best conversational 1an guage, sparkling with wit and fascinating from first to last, holds the attention of young and old. But this language is very idiomatic, abounding in nice points, and, in connection with the historical background of the play, needs the careful attention oi the reader or student.
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