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COLLECTION

OF

COLLOQUIAL PHRASES,

ON EVERY TOPIO

NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN CONVERSATION:

ARRANGED UNDER DIFFERENT HEADS;

WITH NUMEROUS REMARKS ON THE PECULIAR PRONUNCIATION

AND USE OF VARIOUS WORDS.

THE WHOLE SO DISPOSED AS CONSIDERABLY TO FACILITATE
THE ACQUISITION OF A CORRECT PRONUNCIATION

OF THE FRENCH.

BY A. BOLMAR.

A NEW EDITION,
REVISED AND CORRECTED.

Philadelphia:
CAREY, LEA, AND BLANCHARD,

AND FOR SALE BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.

1835.

GIFT OF THE EducT CONGREGATIONAL LIBSARY OF BOSTON

DEC 15 1936 1012.26.724,

Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to wit:

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the first day of June, in the fifty. fourth year of the Independence of the United Siates of America, A. D 1830, ANTHONY BOLMAR, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit:

“A Collection of Colloquial Phrases, on every topic necessary to main. tain conversation: arranged under different heads; with numerous remarks on the peculiar pronunciation and use of various words. The whole so disposed as considerably to facilitate the acquisition of a correct pronunciation of the French. By A. Bolmar."

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during the times therein mentioned"-and also to the Act, entitled, " An Act supplementary to an Act entitled, 'An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Au thors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mention ed,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints."

D. CALDWELL, Clerk of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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PREFACE.

The knowledge of the French language becoming in America, as it is and has been for centuries in all Europe, an essential branch both of a scientific and polite education, the author of this little volume, grateful for the flattering reception given to the books he has already published, hopes that this new attempt to facilitate the acquisition of his vernacular tongue, will be favourably received. It is his firm belief, that a work of this kind is very much wanted to enable students to acquire a facility of expressing themselves in conversation.

It is true, that scveral collections of dialogues have already been published, both in this country and in England, for the use of those studying the French language; but although some of them are not without merit, and may have been found truly useful for want of better, no one, as yet, has obtained universal approbation. Some want proper matter, and a proper arrangement of the little useful matter they contain: they were written to sell — and to sell cheap-others are too dear for the useful

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