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1.-Of the Series as a whole. “ The advanced German series which is being brought out by Macmillan and Co., under the general editorship of Mr. Otto Siepmann, reaches, perhaps, the highest standard of critical and literary excellence that has ever been touched in publications of this class. They are much more than school-books, and even good German scholars may be glad to have the German classics in editions prepared with so much care and accompanied with an apparatus criticus' containing, in itself, much literary interest.”—Dublin Daily Express, May 6th, 1899.
“We can heartily recommend the series for its sensible and businesslike plan, and for the thoroughness with which each editor has done his work."— Worcester Herald, June 9th, 1900.
“An admirable plan is followed, by which each book becomes the pivot on which the instruction is made to turn. A special feature is an appendix of words called from the text, in progressive order, and designed for viva voce drill in classes. The utility of such a practice is attested by all teachers who have given it a fair trial. Prose exercises based on the text are added. If the plan of the author is consistently carried out, the study of each successive work furnishes the student, not only with an enlarged vocabulary, but also with linguistic facility in the use of it. An interesting innovation is the inclusion of 'Volkslieder, set to music, which certainly introduces an essential characteristic of German life. It is moreover an expedient which affords one of the most helpful exercises in memorising, and in acquiring at an early stage some ease in the use of the spoken tongue. Maps and genealogical tables are added where required; and a full vocabulary in the elementary series.”—School Board Chronicle, April 15th, 1899.
"The general get-up of the series deserves special mention; the printing leaves nothing to be desired, and the binding is a model of neatness. The series is a splendid example of what can be done in the way of making a royal road to learning."— Publishers' Circular.
“The Word- and Phrase-Books,' price 6d., give the English and German (in parallel columns) of the list of words and phrases for viva voce drill which are given in the first appendix to the editions belonging to this Series and are intended to be used by pupils for Home Work. They cannot fail to increase the Vocabulary of Students in the easiest and most effective way possible.
“The Keys, price 2s. 6d. net each, contain besides, renderings of the Sentences on Syntax and Idioms' (Appendix II.) and of the Passages for Translation' (Appendix III.). Alternate renderings are given in foot-notes."
“The texts are interesting, well printed and bound, and the notes are excellent, and not merely intended to save trouble to teacher and taught. The appendices, four to each volume, are the distinguishing feature of the series. The first consists of the most important words and phrases occurring in the book. It is meant for viva voce drill, and cannot fail to rapidly increase the vocabulary of the learner. There are also English sentences and continuous passages based on the vocabulary and constructions of the text. We are convinced that this method is the only sound one of teaching
on ... We feel certain that the proper use of these appendices by a competent teacher will ensure the rapid progress of the pupils. We wish all success to the series, than which there is no better.”—University Correspondent, August 6th, 1898.
“Of the series generally, we should say that if further contributions to it reach the high standard which these volumes (Sappho, Zwischen den Schlachten) have set up, it will be one of the very best ever offered to the scholastic public.”—Glasgow Herald, April 30th, 1898.
“The result of the use of this series, therefore, will be that the study of the text puts the pupil in possession not of temporarily interesting information only, but the knowledge of the language and general culture. We heartily commend it.”-School Guardian.
“The editorial conception is at once high and thorough :-(1) Each work contains sufficient matter for one or two terms' study, is interesting in its matter, literary in style, practical and useful in its vocabulary, and instructive regarding the life and manners of the country to which it relates ; (2) each 'Introduction’ furnishes a short account of the author and his works ; (3) the 'Notes' give, in a clear and concise form, such explanations as may aid in overcoming textual difficulties, and in elucidating allusions—literary, historical, geographical, and idiomatical ; and (4) an • Appendix' contains word and phrase lists drawn from the reading, and to be used in drill ; viva voce exercises in syntax, founded on and involving the vocabulary of the text; composition and a chapter on word-formation. Linguistic knowledge, conversational utility, and general culture may thus introduce life and interest to the work of the class-room. The several special editors have implemented loyally, and to the full, this ideal in their selected volumes, which are intellectually refreshing, educationally worked out, and effective in every scholarly appliance skilfully put to use. They are all men of well-merited professional repute. Educational News, June 4th, 1898.
“The need for viva voce practice and for translation from English into German has been appreciated by the editors of the series, who have met it in an excellent fashion. We consider the appendices the most valuable features of the series.”—Oxford Magazine, March 2nd, 1898.
“The four appendices claim especial notice, notably Appendix I., which contains lists of words and phrases for viva voce drill, each word or phrase having previously become familiar to the pupil in the pages of the story. We can think of no plan more likely to help a beginner to the acquisition of a good vocabulary than a careful use of this appendix.”—Guardian, April 27th, 1898.