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MONS. LE PAGE HAS LATELY PUBLISHED,
The French School.-Part I.
L'Echo de Paris;
Being a selection of Phrases a person would hear daily if living in France. With a Vocabulary of the Words and Idioms. Eleventh Edition. Price 43., neatly bound. By M. LE PAGE, Professor of French in London. MONS. LE PAGE's method of teaching the French Language is in accordance with nature. A child acquires its native language intuitively, and is not at first perplexed with the niceties of Grammar; so in following the system of M. Le Page it gradually becomes acquainted with the usual mode of expression in ordinary conversation, and then, when the idiom is virtually mastered, comes last of all the Grammar.
Gift of Fluency in French Conversation:
A set of Exercises for the Learner of the French Language, calculated to enable him, by means of practice, to express himself fluently on the ordinary topics of life. Fifth Edition, with notes, price reduced to 3s. neatly bound.
A Key to the Gift of French Conversation:
Which is intended to assist those ladies and gentlemen, who, after having left school, are desirous of being able to converse in French: and to the tutors and governesses who wish to teach, it will, it is presumed, be found very desirable; as, while the original work supplies them with a large stock of English words and phrases of daily use in familiar conversation, the key to it gives them the correct translation of the same into French, thereby showing them which is the proper expression for every topic of life. Price Eighteenpence sewed.
The last Step to French;
Or, the Principles of French Grammar displayed in a series of Short Lessons, each of which is followed by Questions as Exercises, with the Versification. Fifth Edition. Price reduced to 38. neatly bound.
"In The Last Step to French' we have a Grammar superior, in our opinion, to any that has preceded it; whilst the three works of M. Le Page furnish a complete library for the student in French, and at the same time a manual of conversation, enabling him at once to learn and to speak the language."-Parthenon.
French School, Complete.
The Three Parts bound in one volume, price reduced to 9s. Also,
The French Master for the Nursery;
Or, First Lessons in French, for the use of Junior Pupils.
By M. LE PAGE, 3s. 6d. neatly bound.
"M. Le Page is the best idiomatic instructor we know of. His dialogues on the sound of French letters, and the parts of speech, are of first-rate excellence."-Court Magazine.
"M. Le Page's tabulation of the verbs is as complete as it is good; his Syntax is lucid and scholar-like, and his Exercises are well graduated, and likely to exercise the student's mind with his memory."-Gentleman's Magazine.
To schools and private teachers these volumes must be invaluable."— Monthly Review.
M. LE PAGE has also just Published
Petit Musée de Littérature Française.
Elegant Extracts from the most eminent writers of France in prose and verse, with chronological and critical notices of French Literature, from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries.
"The selections have been carefully made, and show at once the style and the power of the writer. We strongly recommend the Petit Musee' to all those desirous of becoming acquainted with the literature of France."Argus. In one volume 12mo. handsomely bound.
The French Prompter.
A complete hand-book of conversation; for the use of families, travellers on the Continent, teachers, and students.
* The full allowance to Schools and private Teachers.
THE FRENCH GRAMMAR
MODELS, AS LEADING STRINGS,
ACCIDENCE AND SYNTAX;
A COMPARATIVE VIEW
OF THE ENGLISH AND FRENCH IDIOMS,
IN THEIR PRINCIPAL DIFFERENCES.
BY MONS. LE PAGE,
PROFESSOR OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE,
AUTHOR OF "L'ECHO DE PARIS," "THE FRENCH PROMPTER," ETC.
"We should not think of describing an object to make it known, when we can
A GRAMMAR is always expected to develop a theory, and to give the student rules to guide him in the difficulties of the language. Therefore, to offer one in which theory is laid aside or made an object of secondary consideration, and its rules, in accidence and syntax, are superseded by models for the declension and construction of words, may be thought an act of boldness, which is likely to be reproved by many persons; and those attached to the old system, who think that theoretical precepts are the best lessons, and should be the first in every art or science, will find nothing to praise, I am afraid, in this little new work.
But those will judge differently, no doubt, who believe, as I do, that the lessons of example, in all arts and sciences as well as in morals, are always the most intelligible and powerful, and that it is much better, in general, to show than to tell how to do a thing. Those persons, I am confident, will approve of the plan of the book; and if they blame me, it will be only for the faults I may have shewn myself guilty of in its