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LEARNER'S FIRST GUIDE
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE;
Being a Collection of chosen Anecdotes and interesting
Facts, selected for the purpose of facilitating the Study of
BY A. BONIFACE.
THE 9th EDITION,
CAREFULLY REVISED AND NEWLY IMPROVED.
3, QUAI MALAQUAIS, NEAR THE PONT DES ARTS;
TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
Happy the husband and wife whose love is founded
Gracchus, the husband of Cornelia, having found, on awaking, (1) Iwo serpents, one of which (2) was a male, the other a female, consulted the oracle, who told him that if he killed the male, he himself would die, but if (3) the female, Cornelia would not survive. Gracchus killed the male without hesitation.
(1) On awaking, à son réveil.