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THE WORKS OF PESCHIER, BELLENGER, L. SMITH, ETC.

BY LOUIS FASQUELLE, LL.D.

PROFESSOR OF MODERN LANGUAGES IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, CORRESPOND-
ING MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE, WASHINGTON, AUTHOR OF “A NEW
METHOD OF LEARNING THE FRENCH LANGUAGE," EDITOR OF “TELE-
MAQUE," WITH GRAMMATICAL REFERENCES, ETC.

NEW YORK .:. CINCINNATI .:. CHICAGO
AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by BY LOUIS FASQUELLE,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the District of Michigan.

Printed by

william Tvison

New York, U. S. M.

PREFACE.

THE present volume has been prepared in answer to the numerous calls for a Class book of French Conversation connected with our series.

This Manual contains

First: A short Vocabulary of useful Words.

Second: A Collection of Elementary Phrases.
Third: Fifty Dialogues on different subjects.

These

Fourth: A copious Collection of Idiomatical Sentences, many of which are not to be found in dictionaries or grammars. idioms are arranged in alphabetical order. Many of the expressions are those of modern familiar conversation, so difficult for a stranger to understand and acquire.

We have in this, as in our other books, given to the French, the language to be studied, the first or prominent place. The student should be accustomed, as soon as possible, to express his thoughts in French; the pupil often asks his instructor whether he will ever be able to think in French, i. e. to give his idea its first form in French words, without being compelled to divest it of an English garb. Long experience has taught us that one of the best means of obtaining the desideratum so graphically expressed by the pupil, is to present every sentence first in French, and then give its English value.

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