Progressive Oral Lessons for French Conversation; Or Viva Voce Practice in Rendering English Phraseology Into French, by J.C. and H. Tarver

Progressive Oral Lessons for French Conversation; Or Viva Voce Practice in Rendering English Phraseology Into French, by J.C. and H. Tarver

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...The human mind is to be treated like a skein of ravelled silk, where you must cautiously secure one free end before you can make any progress in disentangling it. Ghost Stories. I remember last winter there were several young girls of the neighbourhood sitting about the fire with my landlady's daughters, and telling stories of spirits and apparitions.--Upon my opening the door, the young women broke off their discourse, but my landlady's daughters telling them it was nobody but the gentleman, they went on without minding me--(for that is the name which I go by in the neighbourhood, as well as in the family.)--I seated myself by the candle that stood on the table at one end of the room; and, pretending to read a book, that I took out of my pocket--I heard several dreadful stories of ghosts, as pale as ashes, that had stood at the feet of the bed, or walked over a church-yard by moon-light.--And of others that had been conjured into the Red Sea, for disturbing people's rest, and drawing their curtains at midnight.--As one spirit raised another, I observed that, at the end of every story, the whole company closed their ranks, and crowded about the fire.--I took notice in particular of a little boy, who was so attentive to every story, that I am mistaken if he ventures to go to bed by himself this twelve months. What has happened, Mr. Vere, to discompose you? said Mr. R. gravely.--At this moment four ruffians rushed upon them; Mr. Vere and his servant drew their hangers, which it was the fashion of the time to wear, and attempted to defend themselves and protect Isabella. If you will sit down and wait five minutes I will attend to you, but I must first answer this note. What do you do here so far from shelter 1 Are you benighted on your journey? Will...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540174
  • 9781236540171