Practical Lessons in German Conversation

Practical Lessons in German Conversation

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... a counterpart to this story, Hebel relates another: There was once a lazy fellow who had learned nothing whatever, and done nothing at any time but practised throwing peas from a certain distance through a little hole. With this trick, he wandered from town to town, and exhibited himself for money. In this way he came to Rome, and at last obtained permission to exhibit his skill in presence of the Pope. How delighted was the Mountebank when the Pope's chamberlain handed to him a tightly filled little bag. But, vrhat was in it? A measure of peas, which the wise Pope had ordered to be given him as a reward and encouragement to continue practising his art, and to go on making still greater progress. XX. Peter Hebel has put these two little stories together under the heading: "Useless Art." What is the difference between the performance of the girl at Aix-la-Chapelle and that of the charlatan? How did the girl earn her bread? And how the mountebank?--Now repeat to me the two anecdotes. Where do you buy your books? Where is the shop of your bookseller? Does he sell only English books, or does he sell also German and French books? How much did you give for your German grammar? At what rate of exchange does he calculate the franc and the mark? Do you buy your books in paper covers, stitched or bound? In what state are German books usually? By whom do you get your books bound? How much do you pay for a half-calf binding? What is usually stated on the title-page? Whose name do you generally find on the reverse of the title-page, or on the last page of the book? Here is a book (the teacher gives the pupil some book or other), take it and tell me: i. Who is the author of this book? 2. What subject is treated of in this book? 3. Is it the first, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236621263
  • 9781236621269