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A NEW GUIDE
GERMAN AND ENGLISH
MODERN PHRASES, DIALOGUES, IDIOMS, PROVERBS,
A COPIOUS VOCABULARY,
Tables of German Moneys, Weights, and Measures.
FOR THE USE OF
TRAVELLERS, SCHOOLS, AND PRIVATE STUDENTS.
BY J. ROWBOTHAM, F.R.A.S.
AUTHOR OF A GERMAN GRAMMAR; A FRENCH GRAMMAR GERMAN LESSONS;
DULAU AND CO., SOHO SQUARE.
IN consequence of the Author's German works having received the flattering approbation of the public, not only in this country, but also in America, where they have been published for the use of Harvard College, he is again. emboldened to introduce to its notice the following little work, which he trusts will be found no less useful to the German student than any of his former publications in that language.
As it is generally admitted that the language of conversation differs materially from that which is to be found in books of taste, or on science, it is to be hoped that the following Vocabulary and Dialogues, which are differently arranged from any other extant, will enable the student to acquire more knowledge of the spoken language in a short time, than he possibly could acquire by simply reading standard authors for many years.
The author would not have offered the following pages to the notice of the public, had he not found from experience that the Dialogues in general use are not only deficient of arrangement and classification, but also very defective as far as regards ordinary conversation; the sentences being, for the most part, thrown together as if by accident.