A Short Practical and Easy Method of Learning the Old Norsk Tongue Or Icelandic Language After the Danish: With an Icelandic Reader, an Account of the Norsk Poetry and the Sagas, and a Modern Icelandic Vocabulary for Travellers

Franz Thimm, 1869 - 121 pagina's

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Pagina 55 - Thus we perceive how the flowers of poetry sprung up and bloomed amidst eternal ice and snows. The arts of peace were successfully cultivated by the free and independent Icelanders. Their Arctic isle was not warmed by a Grecian sun, but their hearts glowed with the fire of freedom. The natural divisions of the country by icebergs and lava streams insulated the people from each other, and the inhabitants of each valley and each hamlet formed, as it were, an independent community. These were again...
Pagina 116 - The prevalent idea in these grammars is that of teaching a language easily and pleasantly, of adapting it to every capacity, of removing all unnecessary difficulties and at the same time of imparting the necessary grammatical knowledge. In this respect therefore "Franz Thimm's Series of Grammars" is not only original, but extending the new Method to all the languages of Europe, it is unique.
Pagina 53 - The early dawn of literature in Europe was almost everywhere else marked by an awkward attempt to copy the classical models of Greece and Rome. In Iceland, an independent literature grew up, flourished, and was brought to a certain degree of perfection, before the revival of learning in the South of Europe.
Pagina 115 - FRANZ THIMM'S Series of European Grammars after an easy and improved method. These grammars combine Theory with Practice, and follow the ideas which eminent men have adopted, as to the clearest and most rational method of teaching languages. The celebrated philosopher Leibnitz remarked „my opinion with regard to grammar is this, most is learned by use — the rules must be added for finish...
Pagina 116 - It was, that the ,,grammatical form should precede the Exercises, so ,,that the learner should at once be made acquainted with ,,the grammatical structure of the foreign language, „without which, he could never attain a through knowledge of it". This then is the principle which has been followed in „FRANZ THIMM'S Series of European Grammars" and which gives it a distinct feature of progress over the former systems pursued.
Pagina 118 - Nowhere will he find the Book of Nature more freshly and beautifully opened for him than in ' The Story without an End,' of its kind one of the best that was ever written.
Pagina 117 - JULIUS, German Writing Copies (Deutsche Vorschriften.) 3rd Ed. oblong. 8vo. 1863. sewed ... 0 1 6 "These Copyslips are simple and graceful in form , they . "are methodical and the proper modern handwriting.
Pagina 60 - Saga-man recalled the memory of the past in prose narratives. The talent for storytelling, as well as that of poetical invention, was cultivated and highly improved by practice. The prince's hall, the assembly of the people, the solemn feasts of sacrifice, all presented occasions for the exercise of this delightful art. The memory of past transactions was thus handed down from age to age in an unbroken chain of tradition, and the ancient songs and sagas were preserved until the introduction of book-writing...

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