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LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIV.

AN

ANALYTICAL

FRENCH READER.

With English Exercises for Translation and Oral

Excercises for Practice in Speaking.

Questions on Grammar, with References to the Author's Several

Grammars.

Paradigms of Verbs, Regular and Irregular.

NOTES AND VOCABULARY.

IN TWO PARTS.

Part First—FABLES, ANECDOTES, AND SHORT STORIES.
Part Second-SELECTIONS FROM THE BEST MODERN WRITERS.

BY

JEAN GUSTAVE KEETELS,
Author of "A Collegiate French Course," " An Analytical and Practical French
Grammar," "An Elementary French Grammar," "A Child's

First Book in French," etc., etc.

NEW YORK :
MAYNARD, MERRILL, & Co., PUBLISHERS,
43, 45, & 47 EAST TENTH STREET.

1895.

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1. A Child's Illustrated First Book in French. 144 pages, 12mo, handsomely bound in cloth.

The aim of this book is to make the Study of the French language attractive and interesting to children, who have no knowledge of the English grammar. The object-lesson plan has been adopted. For this purpose, the volume is hand. somely illustrated by engravings especially prepared for the book.

2. An Elementary French Grammar. 264 pages, 12mo.

This work is designed for students of the grammar department. Its purpose is ing train them in the principles of French grammar, and to accustom them by oral instruction to the use of the French language.

3. An Analytical and Practical French Grammar. 624 pages, 12mo.

This book, containing the advantage of the oral and the analytical method of instruction, comprises all that is necessary to teach the French language succesfully, both theoretically and practically. It is a complete grammar, in which the principles of the language are developed in a logical and efficient manner.

4. A Key to the English Exercises in the Analytical and Practical French Grammar. 12mo. Cloth. 75 cents.

5. A Collegiate Course in the French Language, comprising a complete Grammar, in two parts. Arranged and prepared for the Study of French in Colleges and Collegiate Institutions. Part First : A Treatise on French Pronunciation ; Rules on Gender; Etymology; Exercises for Translation; the Latin Elements common to both the French and the English. Part Second : Syutax; a Collection of Idioms; Exercises for Translation, and Vocabulary. 550 pages, 12mo.

6. A Key to the English Exercises, in Part Second of A COLLEGIATE COURSE IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE. (For Teachers only.)

7. An Analytical French Reader; with English Exercises for Translation and Oral Exercises for Practice in Speaking ; Questions on Grammar, with References to the Author's several Grammars. Notes and Vocabulary. In Two Parts. ParT FIRST : Selections of Fables, Anecdotes, and Short Stories. PART SECOND : Selections from the best Modern Writers. 320 pages, 12mo.

COPYRIGHT, 1878, BY CLARK & MAYNARD.

PREFACE.

THIS volume is more than its title implies. It is de signed to be a companion and guide to the student of French, to help him in his efforts to acquire the language, so as to read, write and speak it. The means necessary to accomplish these ends are all called in to aid; the methods pursued, though not new in practice, are presented in a new form, and developed into a system.

In Part First, each page contains a complete lesson : 1. Reading; 2. Analysis with study of notes on grammar; 3. Exercise for Translation; 4. Oral Exercise for practice in speaking

The Reading Exercises-fables, anecdotes and short stories ---are taken from various sources. Most of the pieces have been changed to adapt them to the purposes of this work; and, although old acquaintances, their reappearance in a new dress will, it is believed, awaken new interest. The lessons have been arranged in progressive order, so that the student's task, short and easy in the beginning, increases in length and difficulty as the course advances.

The grammatical analysis of each piece is given, as far us is deemed judicious, in the answers to the questions which follow the reading-lesson.

The English Exercises for translation are framed in imi. tation of the French text, which furnishes to some extent the materials of which the sentences are composed. The difficulties of construction which may embarrass the

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