The complete French class-book; or, Grammatical and idiomatical French manual

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Page 423 - No traveller returns, puzzles the will, And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of? Thus conscience does make cowards of us all, And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry And lose the name of action.
Page 422 - So farewell hope, and with hope farewell fear, Farewell remorse : all good to me is lost ; Evil, be thou my good : by thee at least Divided empire with heaven's King I hold, By thee, and more than half perhaps will reign ; As man ere long and this new world shall know.
Page 423 - The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despis'd love, the law's delay, The insolence of office, and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin...
Page 36 - A ces mots le corbeau ne se sent pas de joie ; Et, pour montrer sa belle voix, II ouvre un large bec, laisse tomber sa proie. Le renard s'en saisit, et dit : 'Mon bon monsieur, Apprenez que tout flatteur Vit aux dépens de celui qui l'écoute : Cette leçon vaut bien un fromage, sans doute.
Page 37 - Une grenouille vit un bœuf Qui lui sembla de belle taille. Elle qui n'était pas grosse en tout comme un œuf, Envieuse, s'étend, et s'enfle, et se travaille Pour égaler l'animal en grosseur ; Disant : Regardez bien, ma sœur; Est-ce assez ? Dites-moi; n'y suis-je point encore ? - Nenni. - M'y voici donc ? - Point du tout ! -M'y voilà ? - Vous n'en approchez point.
Page 423 - A sure and safe one, though thy master miss'd it— Mark but my fall, and that that ruin'd me. Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition : By that sin fell the angels...
Page 423 - To die, to sleep; To sleep? perchance to dream. Ay, there's the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause. There's the respect That makes calamity of so long life...
Page 416 - I WAS ever of opinion that the honest man who married and brought up a large family did more service than he who continued single and only talked of population.
Page 423 - Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's; then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr!
Page 36 - Hé, bonjour, monsieur du Corbeau Que vous êtes joli! que vous me semblez beau! Sans mentir, si votre ramage Se rapporte à votre plumage, Vous êtes le phénix des hôtes de ces bois.

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