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southern hemisphere, and thus have more power to produce heat LESSONS IN ARITHMETIC.-XXIV. than if they fell obliquely, according to the illustration given above. Now, as we in this country are inhabitants of the 1. From the tables given in Lessons XXI., XXII., XXIII. (Vol. northern hemisphere, and of that part which is within the circle I., pp. 366, 379, 396), it is evident that any compound quantity of illumination all the year round, we experience the vicissitudes could be expressed in a variety of ways, according as we use of the seasons just described as belonging to it, and we are con- one or other of the various units, or denominations, as they sequently colder in winter than in summer, although the earth are called, which are employed. Thus the compound quantity be actually nearer the sun in winter than in summer.

£2 3s. 6d. could be indicated as here written, or by 522 pence, But we must explain more fully what we mean by the circle or again, by 43) shillings, etc. The process of expressing a of illumination. It is plain that the rays of light falling from compound quantity given in any one denomination in another, the sun upon the opaque or dark body of the earth in straight is called reducing the quantity to a given denomination. The lines, can never illuminate more than one-half of its surface at a process is termed time; as may be seen by the very simple experiment of making

REDUCTION. the light of a candle fall upon a ball at a distance from it. Now, as the earth revolves on its axis once every 24 hours, it is

2. EXAMPLE 1.-Reduce £5 2s. 73d. to farthings. evident that the illuminated half, and consequently the circle of

Since there are 20 shillings in a ponnd, in 5 pounds there are illumination which is the boundary of that half, is perpetually 5 x 20, or 100 shillings; and therefore, in £5 28., 100 + 2, or changing, so that almost all parts of the globe receive light for 102 shillings. Since there are 12 pence in a shilling, in 102 several hours in succession, and that they are also enveloped in shillings there are 102 X 12, or 1224 pence; and therefore, in darkness for several hours in the same manner. If the axis of £5 28. 7d., 1224 + 7, or 1231 pence. Since there are 4 the earth, instead of being inclined at a certain angle to the farthings in a penny, in 1231 pence there are 1231 x 4, or plane of its orbit, which we shall hereafter call the Ecliptic, 4924 farthings; and therefore, in £5 2s. 7d. there are 4924 were at right angles to that plane, and preserved its parallelism, + 3, or 4927 farthings. then the circle of illumination would continually extend from The process may be thus arranged :pole to pole, and all places on the earth's surface would enjoy

28. 730. light for 12 hours in succession, and would be enveloped in darkness for exactly the same period the whole year round. On the other hand, if the axis of the earth were coincident

100 + 2 = 102s. with the plane, and preserved its parallelism, this would happen only twice a year; and each hemisphere would at opposite periods be in total darkness for a whole day, while the

1224 + 7 = 1231d. variations between these extremes would be both inconvenient and injurious. In the former case the seasons would be all the

4924 + 3 = 4927 farthings. same, that is, there would be perpetual sameness of season all the year round; in the latter case, the seasons, instead of being EXAMPLE 2.-In 4927 farthings how many pounds, shillings, four only, would be innumerable, that is, there would be per. pence, and farthings are there ? petual change.

4927 divided by 4 gives a quotient 1231, and a remainder 3; Here, then, creative wisdom shines unexpectedly forth. The hence 4927 farthings are 1231 pence and 3 farthings. 1231 inclination of the earth’s axis is such as to produce the four divided by 12 gives a quotient 102, and a remainder 7; hence seasons in a remarkable manner, and to permit sufficient time 1231 pence are 102 shillings and 7 pence. 102 divided by 20 for the earth to bring her fruits to perfection, as well to let her gives à quotient of 5, and a remainder 2; hence 102 shillings lie fallow for a period that she may renew her fruitfulness. are 5 pounds and 2 shillings. Therefore 4927 farthings are

In Fig. 1, when the earth is supposed to be at the point c, she 1231, pence, which is 1028. 7.d., which is £5 2s. 71d. is at her mean distance from the sun at the vernal equinox, which The operation may be thus arranged :is the first time of the year when day and night are equal, which happens on or about the 21st of March. Now, at this point the

4 ) 4927 inclination of the earth's axis to the minor axis of the ellipse is a right angle, and as the focus F', in the case of the earth,

12 ) 1231 ... 3f. nearly coincides with the centre o, the rays of light proceeding

20 ) 102 ...7d. from the sun nearly in the straight line o c, fall upon that axis nearly perpendicularly, and illuminate the globe from pole to

£5 2s. 7d. pole, so that the circle of illumination passes through the poles, and the days and nights are equal all over the globe, each con- In dividing by 20, note the remark (Lesson VII., Art. 7). sisting of 12 hours, while the earth is in this position. In the The same method would apply to compound quantities of any opposite position at D, the earth is again at her mean distance other kind. from the sun at the autumnal equinox, which is the second time Hence we get the following of the year when day and night are equal, which happens on or Rule for the Reduction of Compound Quantities. about the 22nd of September. At this point the circumstances (1.) To reduce quantities in given denominations to equivalent of the globe and the circle of illumination are exactly the same quantities of lower denominations. as we have just described. At these four points, A, C, B, and D, Vultiply the quantity of the highest denomination by that in the orbit of the earth, are found the middle points of the four numbor which it takes of the next lower denomination to make seasons of the year, viz., at A, mid-winter ; at c, mid-spring; at one of the higher; and to the product add the number of quan. B, mid-summer; and at d, mid-autumn. At the point A, or mid- tities of that lower denomination, if there are any. Proceed in winter, which is on or about the 21st of December, we have the like manner with the quantity thus obtained, and those of each shortest day in the northern hemisphere and the longest day in successive denomination, until the required denomination is the southern hemisphere; and at the point B, or mid-summer, arrived at. which is on or abont the 22nd of June, we have the longest day (2.) To reduce quantities of given denominations to equirain the northern hemisphere and the shortest in the southern lent quantities of higher denominations. hemisphere.

Divide the number of quantities of the given denomination by "Thus is primeval prophecy fulfilled :

that number which it takes of quantities of this denomination While earth continues, and the ground is tilled ;

to make one of the next higher. Proceed in the same manner Spring time shall come, when seeds put in the soil

with this and each successive denomination, until the required Shall yield in harvest full reward for toil; Heat follow cold, and fructify the ground,

denomination is arrived at. The last quotient, with the several Winter and summer in alternate round;

remainders, will be the answer required. night and day in close succession rise,

Obs. It is manifest that the correctness of an operation perch is regulated by the skies.

formed in accordance with either of the foregoing rules may be Yer all, at first, Jehovah stood,

tosted by reversing the operation-that is, by reducing the creative voice, prononnced it good."

result to the original denomination.


EXAMPLE 3.-Reduce 52 tons 3 cwt. 1 qr. 25 lbs. to pounds. 55. 5623180 seconds to days, etc. 83. How many acres in a field

56. A solar year to seconds. 50 rods long by 45 wide ? 52 tons

57. 30 Julian years to seconds. 84. How many sq. yds. in a ceil. 20

58. The time from 9 o'clock ing 35 feet long by 28 wide ?

a.m. Jan. 2, to 11 p.m. March 1, 85. How many acres in a field 1000 + 3 = 1043 cwt.

1868, to seconds.

420 rods long and 170 wide ? 59. 110 days 20 minutes to se- 86. Find the area of a field 80 conds.

rods square. 4172 + 1 = 4173 qrs.

60. 27} degrees to seconds.

87. How many yards of carpet28

61. 7654314 seconds to degrees, ing, yard wide, will cover a room etc.

18 feet square ? 3338+

62. 1,000,000,000 minutes to right 88. How many yards of painting 8316

angles, degrees, etc.

will cover the four walls of a room

63. 1728 sq. rods 23 sq. yds, 5 18 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 9 116844 + 25 = 116869 pounds.

sq. ft. to square feet.

feet bigh? Proof of Correctness.

64. 100 acres 37 sq. rods to 89. Find the area of a pitched 28 ) 116869 ( 4173 qrs.

square feet and to square inches. roof whose rafters are 20 feet and 112

65. 832590 sq. rods to square ridge-pole 25 feet long. inches,

90. How many cubic feet in a

66, 25363896 sq. feet to acres, box 5 feet long, 4 wide, and 3 deep? 48 28


91. How many cubic inches in a

67. 150 cubic feet to cubic inches. block 65 inches long, 42 wide, and 206

68. 97 cubic yards 15 cubic feet 36 thick ? 196

to cubic inches.

92. In 10752 cubic feet how 69. 49 cubic yds. 23 cubic ft. to many imperial bushels ? cubic inches.

93. In 1155 cubic feet 33 inches 84

70. 84673 cubic inches to cubic how many imperial gallons ? feet.

94. How many bushels in a bin 25 pounds.

71, 39216 cubic feet to cubic 5 feet long, 5 wide, and 4 deep ? yards.

95. How many cubic feet in a 4) 4173

72, 65 loads of rough timber to 100 bushel bin? cubic inches.

96. How many yards of carpet20 ) 1013...1 qr.

73. 4562100 cubic inches to tons ing yard wide will cover a room of hewn timber.

25 feet long and 18 feet wide ? 52 tons 3 cwt. 1 qr. 25 lbs.

74. 700 lbs. of silver to pounds, 97. How many cubic inches in a etc., avoirdupois.

mass of earth 40 yards long, 5 Hence the process has been correctly performed.

75. 840 lbs. 6 oz. 10 dwts. to yards wide, and 3 yards deep ? EXERCISE 42.

pounds, etc., avoirdupois.

98. Reduce 93756 cubic yards to

76. 1000 lbs. Troy to pounds, inches. 1. Work the following examples in Reduction, bringing each etc., avoirdupois.

99. How many pieces of paper quantity, whether simple or compound, to the denomination or

77. 1500 lbs. Troy to pounds, 12 yards long, and 2 feet 3 inches denominations required.

etc., avoirdupois.

wide, will it take to cover a room 1. £7 109. 6d. to pence.

28. 45 leagues to feet and inches. 78. 48 lbs, avoirdupois to pounds, 20 feet long, 16 feet wide, and 13 2. £71 13s. 6 d. to farthings. 29. 3,000 miles to perches and etc., Troy.

feet high, allowing for 3 doorways, 3. £90 78. 8d. to farthings. to yards.

79. 100 lbs. 10 oz. avoirdupois to each measuring 8 feet by 3 feet 9 4. £295 18g. 3 d. to farthings. 30. 290375 feet to furlongs and pounds, etc., Troy.

inches ? 5. 95 guineas 178, 9 d. to farth. miles.

80. 5656 carats to pounds, etc., 100. The moon is about 240,000 ings. 31. 1875343 inches to miles, and avoirdupois.

miles from the earth: if it were 6. 24651 farthings to pounds, also to leagues.

81. How many sq. yds. in a room possible to go there in a balloon, shillings, etc. 32. 15 m. 5 fur. 31 r. to rods 4 yards long and 3 wide ?

how many days would it take to 7. 415739 farthings to pounds, and to yards.

82. How many sq. ft. in a floor accomplish the journey, moving at shillings, etc.

33. 1081080 inches to yards, fur- 20 feet long by 18 feet wide ? the rate of 127 miles per hour ? 8. 67256 farthings toguineas, etc. longs, and miles.

9. £36 4s. to sixpences and to 31. The earth's circumference groats. (25,000 miles) to feet.

LESSONS IN DRAWING.–XIV. 10, £75 128. 6d. to threepences. 35. 160 yards to nails and quar- WINTER, as we have said before, is the best time for studying 11. 29 lbs.7 oz. 3 dwts. to grains. ters. 12. 37 lbs. 6 oz. to pennyweights. 36. 1,000 English ells to quarters the ramifications of trees; close observation at that period of 13. 175 lbs. 4 oz, 5 dwts. 7 grs. and yards.

the year is very necessary, and much profitable information may

37. 1023-15 nails to yards, etc. be gained. A country walk, if only to the extent of a mile, will 14. 12256 grs. to pennyweights, 38. 223267 nails to French ells.

afford abundant material for observation; the mind may then be Ounces, etc.

39. 634 yds. 3 qrs. to nails and exercised in comparing one tree with another, for by comparison 15. 42672 dwts. to ounces and to inches. pounds.

40. 12256 pints to barrels of 30 only will their characteristic differences be made apparent, and 16. 15 cwt. 3 qrs. 21 pounds.

facts will be revealed which the mind can store up for future use. gallons. 17. 17 tons 12 cwt. 2 qrs. to 41. 475262 quarterns to gallons. To employ the pencil only in noting down the forms and growth

42. 50 tuns of 250 gallons each of trees would be of little service, unless the mind is doing more 18. 52 tons 3 cwt, 1 qr. 25 lbs. to pints,

than the pencil can perform. There are innumerable peculiarities to pounds.

43. 45 pipes of 120 gallons each and points of difference which distinguish trees, and enable us to 19. 140 tons 17 cwt. 3 qrs. 27 lbs. to pints.

recognise them independently of their foliage, and close observato drams.

44. 25264 pints to barrels of 30 tion will make that easy which at first sight might seem to be 20. 16256 oz. to hundredweights, gallons each.

difficult; for although we advise the pupil to make good use of etc.

45. 136256 quarts to hogsheads his pencil whenever he is engaged in studying trees divested of 21, 267235 lbs. to stones, quar- of 63 gallons each. ters, hundredweights, etc.

46. 45 hogsheads 10 gallons to their leaves, yet we must at the same time remind him that it 22. 563728 drams to tons, pints.

will be more to his advantage to reflect without drawing than to pounds, etc.

47. 15 bushels 1 peck to quarts. draw without reflecting. 23. 45 lbs. (apothecaries' weight) 48. 763 bushels 3 pecks to quarts. From the observations we have made, it will be understood to drams.

49. 56 quarters 5 bushels to pints. that we fully intend the pupil should take Nature for his guide, 24, 130 lbs. 7 oz. to scruples 50. 45672 quarts to bushels, etc. yet we can assist him in this part of his study by introducing and to grains.

51. 260200 pints to quarts, pecks, some examples, which he must copy as well as compare. Copying 25. 6237 drams (apothecaries' etc. Freight) to pounds, etc.

52. 25 days 6 hours to minutes, will not only be a practical benefit, but also a means for esta36. 35163 scruples to ounces, and also to seconds.

blishing in his own mind the facts and principles we have endeapounds, etc.

53. 365 days 6 hours to seconds. voured to make clear to him. Let him compare the outline of 27. 27 miles to yards, to feet, 54. 847125 minutes to weeks, the oak (Fig. 98) in the last lesson with the lime (Fig. 100). His sad to inches. etc., and to days, etc.

attention must also be given to the bark, which in some trees

to grains,


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the oak and willow, for example—is hard and rough, while in the in the light, will have their own especial forms in mass to beech and birch it is smooth. The straight parts of the branches characterise them, and it is those forms in masses which we of some trees are short, from their slow growth, while others that must copy. But lest our pupil should suppose from these increase more rapidly shoot forth their stems in one direction to remarks upon generalising foliage that we intend him to stop a greater extent. The smaller twigs and shoots of some, like here, and to represent nothing more than the breadth of light and the birch, are very slender, numerous, and drooping; the horse- shade, we must remind him of what has been said above respectchestnut has fewer shoots, but they are thicker, and growing the details in light; we must remember also that, however upwards. Much more might be added to our consideration of broadly and definitely the light may fall upon a tree, since it is this important subject, but we think enough has been said to not a flat surface like a wall

, there will be hundreds of minor point out the way, trusting our pupils will perfectly comprehend shadows and semi-tones scattered all over the extent of light, and our intention by these remarks, and be prepared to accompany there is as much individuality amongst these as in the whole us in the consideration of foliage.

mass, and their characteristics in detail are not less striking and In our last lesson we mentioned that, in drawing foliage, the significant because they are small : in short, they are reduced mode of treatment must in a very great measure be influenced repetitions of the general masses of light, and must be treated by the light and shade. We propose now to proceed with this with the same feeling if we wish to make a faithful represen. interesting part

tation. Here of our subject,

again is the and show what

point of differ. is moant by the

ence between a term “massing

first-rate and an in the foliage."

inferior artist, There are some

mentioned in who think that

former les it is necessary to

namely, have for each

the ability he kind of treesome

possesses to redistinct and es

present the mic pecial touch,clas

nor shades and sifying them as

semi-tones, both “the oak touch,"

in regard to their "theelm touch,"

number and er "the beech

pression, and his touch," and nu

capability for merous others,

doing this will regardless of the

determine his fact that as the

rankas an artist. casts its

Sir Joshua Rere light upon a tree

nolds mentions it brings out the

a landscape shape and indi

painter who was vidual character

remarkable for of its branches

his patience in so definitely that

what he consi even at a con

dered high siderable dis


and tance, when it

thought that the would be impos

greatest excel sible to recognise

lence to be at the leaves, we

tained consisted can pronounce

in the represen. the tree to be an

tation of every oak, or elm, or

leaf on a tree. whatever else it

“This picture," may be, simply

says Sir Joshua, from the manner

“I never saw; in which, as an

but I am very artist would say,

sure that an ar“the sun lights

tist who regards it up." The Fig. 100.

only the general most important

character of the consideration in

species, the order drawing a tree is

of the branches, to devote much attention to the light, and the parts that are made and the masses of the foliage, will in a few minutes produce a out in light. There are two reasons why the lights are considered more true resemblance of trees than this painter in as many to have such special importance (this principle belongs not to months.” Wo must dwell for a few moments upon the printrees only, but to every other object that claims the attention of ciples here inculcated, and explain by what means a painter the painter): the first is, because the details are more recognisable obtains the enviable power of making a faithful resemblance in the light than in the shade, and require particular care to with comparatively slight labour : it is because he adopts the represent them faithfully, for without the details in light there excellent practice of making separate studies of details, such as would be very little to show for our pains, as the shadows to a branches, trunks, stems, weeds, and foregrounds-in short, great extent absorb or obscure not only the colour but also the everything that may be deemed worthy of note. It is this form; the other reason is, that the eye naturally rests upon the method of copying parts of objects with close accuracy that

and all the brighter parts first-afterwards, when we make gives him the power of representing them generally and yet 7 and closer examination, we see the parts in shadow. faithfully, with the natural effect which they bear to one another two enter into laborious and painful detail, as in the as a whole. An eminent English landscape painter, whose of mere leaf-painting. As we have said before, we do manner was as remarkable for its freedom of execution as it

at leaves singly, but at foliage collectively; therefore was for the truthfulness of its results, once remarked to us :inches of a tree, let its kind be what it may, which are "The secret of my success is in having bestowed much time



upon the close examination of the anatomy of trees; how their marking in. We were once asked by a pupil, “When shall I branches spring from the trunks; the forms of their leaves, and leave off marking in ?” We replied, never; it is not desirable the manner in which they grow or cluster in masses from the that you should ever leave off the practice, because all who do stems.” When such labour and painstaking as this is the rule, mark in find that they make progress in drawing, and that it we need not wonder at a successful result.

saves time, and produces a more satisfactory result. A young Having said thus much upon the theoretical part of our mechanic whom we know, who had very much improved his subject, we will now turn to the practical. We advise our power of drawing from attending a night class at a Mechanics' pupils to make a drawing of Fig. 101, leaves of the lime tree, ) Institute, offered himself as a candidate for a situati with an 1 B pencil. He must first make the arrangement of the draughtsman at a manufactory where drawing was essential. whole of the stems, and then proceed with the leaves, beginning Having obtained it, one of his employers, after a few days, when where the two stems join, arranging every leaf in succession, he had become familiar with his work, brought him three or without passing over any, to the end, then faint the arrangement, four subjects to draw for working purposes, telling him at the and draw carefully every particular : it will be much better at same time that they would, no doubt, occupy him four days at first to make an enlarged drawing, say double the size ; do the least: at the same hour on the following day he returned the same also with Fig. 102. Fig. 103, the cluster of leaves, will whole finished. His master was agreeably surprised, and also require more time and attention, which must be especially much pleased with the excellence of the work, and asked him bestowed on

how he had the lights

done it 80 and sha

Fig. 101.

well and 80 dows. The

quickly. He Fig. 102. pupil will ob

replied:-“I serve five or

am very parsir leaves

ticular in arapon the

ranging my dark mass in

drawing the centre of

first, and the branch;

always make and here we

marks to in will particu

dicate the larly advise

course of the him not to

outline; the begin the sha

consequence dinguntil the

is I have outline is

very little completed,

rubbing out adding, that

and alterathis should

tion, and that be a mile under all cir

has enabled me to finish cumstances; therefore

the drawing so quickly." after the outline has been

Therefore, in copying Carefnlly made, he must

Fig. 100, note every tone down, that is, draw

angle, and the distances even and close lines over

between each angle, and the part in shade up to

do the same respecting the outline of the leaves,

the positions of the and further, to make the

branches as they grow tint even, he may cross

from the trunk, the directhe lines with others simi.

tion and inclination of lar to the flat tint (Fig.

the branches, and their 82, Lesson XII.). He

extent, and you cannot must be careful to go

fail to make a satisfacDearly up to the edges of

tory drawing. the leaves, as they will

The illustrations that come out very forcibly Fig. 103.

accompany the present against the dark ground;

lesson are representaan I B pencil will make

tions of the stem, branthistintsufficientlydark,

ches, blossom, and leaves as all blackness must be

of the Tilia Europea, avoided. Here again we must introduce another caution respect the European or common lime tree, which is the most valuable of ing the treatment of shadows amongst foliage-namely, never the different varieties of this useful tree. It grows most extenmake the interior shadows too dark; a moderate, clear, and yet sively in the middle and northern parts of Europe, and is very decisive tone will be enough, because there must be in all cases, common in England. Its large size, handsome appearance, and bat especially with regard to trees, sufficient opportunities left profusion of sweet flowers, make it a very general favourite for marking in more forcibly any form which may be remarked throughout this country and most parts of the Continent, where in the shadows, observing that the making out details in it is extensively planted in parks and other places of public shadows cannot

be carried to the extent of making out details recreation. Its wood is well adapted for carving, being white, in the lights. Trees, as we have previously said, are not flat close-grained, and smooth. The carvings at Windsor Castle, like walls

, but their branches and leaves project and recede those of Trinity College, Cambridge, and those at Chatsworth, indefinitely, and consequently those leaves which come out nearer are of limewood, as, indeed, are most of the other fine specimens to the light will require a different tone to those which are in of this branch of art in England. The fibres of the bark, which shadow; the pupil's own observation must be his guide in this is tough, form the material of an extensive manufacture of matter as to which leaves must receive the minor tones and the cordage and matting in Russia and Sweden. Many specimens depth of tint to be laid upon

them. In Fig. 103 the light falls of this tree exist which are remarkable for their great age and upon the right side, where less shading is required, but the whole size. At Neustadt, in Würtemberg, there is a prodigious lime of the leaves to the left, away from the light, must be toned tree, which adds its name to that of the town, this being called down, thongh not to the extent of the deep shadow in the middle Neustadt an der Linden (Neustadt at the

lime tree). The age and interior of the branch. Fig. 100 we recommend should be of this enormous tree is said, probably with some exaggeration, copied double the size, and according to our old principle of ! to be one thousand years.




1. How much is my house worth ? 2. It is worth about

twenty thousand francs. 3. Is that horse worth as much as 1. The verb seoir (3, ir., Sect. XLVI. 3] is also used uniper. this one ? 4. This horse is worth two hundred dollar, and sonally.

that one three hundred. 5. Is it worth the while to write to Il ne vous sied pas de parler ainsi, It does not become you to speak thus. your brother ? 6. It is not worth the while. 7. Is it worth

2. The verb convenir [2, ir., see $ 62], to suit, is at times the while to go out when one does not wish to walk ? 8. It used unipersonally. It then signifies to be suitable, advisable, etc. is not (n'en) worth the while. 9. Does it suit you to write to Il convient de lui écrire, It is advisable to write to him,

my brother to-morrow? 10. It does not suit me to write to

him. 11. Does it become you to reproach me with my neglect ? 3. The irregular verb valoir (see table, $ 62] corresponds in 12. It becomes me to blame you when you deserve it. 13. signification to the English expression to be worth.

What is that man worth ? 14. I cannot tell you exactly, abont Cette maison vaut cinq mille That house is worth five thousand fifty thousand francs. 15. Is that cloth good? 16. No, Sir, it francs,


is good for nothing. 17. Is your gun worth as much as mine? 4. Ne rien valoir means to be good for nothing ; ne pas valoir 18. Yes, Sir, it is worth more. 19. Will you go to my father's? grand chose, to be worth little, not to be good for much.

20. No, Sir, I have something else to do. 21. Is it better to go Ce drap ne vaut rien,

That cloth is good for nothing. to market early than late? 22. It is better to go early. 23. How Notre maison ne vaut pas grand'- Our house is not good for much. much may your horse be worth ? 24. It is not worth much, it is chose,

very old. 25. Is your watch better than mine? 26. It is not 5. Être riche de ... means to be worth, to possess ; when a worth much, it does not go. 27. Is that book worth two franes? person is the nominative of the verb, valoir is never used in 28. It is worth one, at most. 29. Have you asked your sister this sense.

what that book is worth ? 30. I have not. [Sect. XXIV. 1, 2; Cette personne est riche de cinq That person is worth five thousand XLV. 4.] 31. What must I do? 32. You must speak to your mille piastres,


father. 33. Must he have money ? 34. He must have some.

35. Has he not sold his horse ? 36. He has sold it, but it was 6. Valoir mieux, conjugated unipersonally, means to be better; not worth much. valoir la peine, to be worth the while.

SECTION XLIX.-REGIMEN RELATING TO SOME VERBS. Il vaut mieux travailler que d'être It is better to labour than to be idle. oisif,

1. When the verbs prendre [4, ir., see § 62], to take ; voler, Il ne vaut pas la peine de parler It is not worth the while to speak to rob, to steal ; acheter, to buy ; demander, to ask for; payer

, quand on n'a rien à dire,

when one has nothing to say.

to pay, are followed by one regimen only, or by several regimens RÉSUMÉ OF EXAMPLES.

in the same relation, these regimens, if nouns, must not be

separated from the verb by a preposition; if pronouns, they Il ne vous sied pas de nous faire It does not become you to reproach us.

take the form of the direct regimen, le, la, les. des reproches, Il ne vous convient pas de parler It is not suitable for you to speak so.

Avez-vous pris le livre ?

Have you taken the book! de la sorte.

Avez-vous payé le libraire ?

Have you paid the bookseller? Il ne nous convient pas d'y aller. It does not suit us to go there.

Avez-vous demandé votre argent ? Have you asked for your money ? Combien votre jardin vaut-il ? How much is your garden worth?

L'avez-vous demandé ?

Have you asked for him ? Il vaut beaucoup plus que le vôtre. It is much more valuable than yours. 2. When the verbs above mentioned are accompanied by Il ne vaut pas autant que le mien. It is not worth so much as mine. several regimens holding different relations, the regimen re. Notre maison ne vaut rien. Our house is good for nothing. presenting the thing or object will be direct, and come under Votre habit ne vaut pas grand'. Your coat is not good for much. the above rule, and that representing the person will, if a noun, chose.

be preceded by the preposition d, and, if a pronoun, assume the Cela ne vaut pas la peine.

That is not worth the while. Ce château peut valoir cent mille This villa may be worth one hundred form of the indirect regimen—lui, to him, to her ; leur, to them. francs.

thousand francs.

J'ai pris le livre à mon frère, I have taken the book from the De combien votre oncle est-il riche? How much is your uncle worth?

brother. n est riche de deux cent mille He is worth two hundred thousand J'ai payé le livre au libraire, I have paid the bookseller for the francs.

book. francs. Ne vaut-il pas mieux lire que jouer? Is it not better to road than to play?

Je le lui ai payé, etc.,

I have paid him for it.

3. Demander is used also in the sense of to inquire for, to VOCABULARY.

ask for. Assur-er, 1, to assure. Chaine, f., chain, Pouvoir, 3, ir., to be J'ai demandé ce monsieur, I asked for that gentleman. Au juste, precisely. Couteau, m., knife.

able. Autre chose, something Marché, m., market. Reproch-er, 1, to re

RÉSUMÉ OF EXAMPLES. else. Mérit-er, 1, to deserve, proach.

Vous a-t-on volé vos livres ? Blâm-er, 1, to blame.

Has any one stolen your books from merit,

Tout au plus, at most. Cass-er, 1, to break. Montre, f., watch. Va from aller, to go. On me les a volés (Sect.XXXIV.1,2.] They have been stolen from me. Centaine, f., about a Négligence, f., neglect. Vingtaine, f., about

A-t-on payé les souliers au cordon- Has the shoemaker been paid for the hundred. Négociant, merchant. trcenty.


shoes ? EXERCISE 91.

On ne les lui a pas encore payés. He has not been paid for them. 1. Vous sied-il de nous reprocher notre négligence ? 2. 11 Qu'a-t-on pris à votre père ? What has been taken from your father!

On lui a pris son argent. me sied de vous faire des reproches quand vous le méritez. 3.

His money has been taken from him. Ne vous a-t-on rien payé ?

Has nothing been paid you ? Vous convient-il d'aller trouver mon frère ? 4. Il ne me con

On m'a payé presque tout. I have been paid almost all. vient pas d'aller le trouver, j'ai autre chose à faire. 5. Com- J'ai acheté des livres au libraire. I bought books from the bookseller. bien ce champ peut-il valoir ? 6. Il peut valoir une vingtaine Qui avez-vous demandé ?

Whom have you asked for! [$ 27 (2)] de mille franos. 7. Valez-vous mieux que votre | J'ai demandé mon frère aîné. I inquired for my eldest brother. frère ? 8. Mon frère vant beaucoup mieux que mol. 9. Co Avez-vous demandé de l'argent à Have you asked your friend for couteau ne vaut-il pas plus que le vôtre ? 10. Le mien est

votre ami ?

money? meilleur, il vaut davantage. i1. Combien votre montre vaut- Je ne lui en ai pas demandé. I have not asked him for any. elle? 12. Elle ne vaut pas grand chose, elle ne va pas bien.

VOCABULARY. 13. De combien le négociant est-il riche P14. Je ne puis vous Chapelier, m., hatter. Loyer, m., rent. Renseignements, le dire au juste, il est riche d'une centaine de mille francs. Crayon, m., pencil. Pantoufle, f., slipper. information 15. Ne vaut-il pas mieux rester ici que d'aller au marché ? 16. | Demeur-er, 1, to dwell. ' Paysan, m., peasant.

Revenu, m., income Il vaut mieux aller au marché. 17. Votre chaîne d'or vaut- Fenêtre, f., window. Propriétaire, m., land- Tout, -e, all. elle plus que la mienne ? 18. Elle vaut tout autant. 19. Elle ne Frapp-er, 1, to knock. lord.

Voyagenr, m., trarella. vaut pas grand’chose, elle est cassée. 20. Cela vaut-il cinquante Légume, m., vegetable. Rend-re, 4, to return. francs ? 21. Cela vaut tout au plus deux francs. 22. Avez-vous

EXERCISE 93. demandé au marchand ce que cela vaut? 23. Je ne le lui pas 1. Que vous a-t-on pris 2. On m'a pris mes livres, mes demandé. 24. Il m'assure que cela vaut une centaine de francs. crayons et mon canif. 3. Savez-vous qui vous les a pris ? $.


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