First Italian Readings

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1897
Language: Italian
Wordcount: 46,230 / 187 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 7,411
Added to site: 2007.12.30
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IN the study of Italian, as in that of French, "doubtless the best method of learning to read... is to read." Copious reading should accompany and supplement the study of the essentials of grammar; and it is to supply material for such early reading that the present book has been prepared. The chief object has been, not to offer select specimens that should be representative of Italian literature, but to furnish easy, interesting stories and sketches for beginners.

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a, con tutti i suoi cenci, era cento volte più bella delle sue sorelle, quantunque fossero vestite in ghingheri e da grandi signore.

Ora accadde che il figlio del Re diede una festa di ballo, alla quale furono invitate tutte le persone di grand'importanza e anche le nostre due signorine furono del numero, perchè erano di quelle che facevano grande spicco in paese. Eccole tutte contente e tutte affaccendate a scegliersi gli abiti e le pettinature, che tornassero loro meglio a viso.[II.3] E questa fu un'altra seccatura per la povera Cenerentola, perchè toccava a lei a stirare le sottane e a dare l'amido ai manichini. Non si parlava d'altro in casa, che del come si sarebbero vestite in quella sera.

--Io,--disse la maggiore,--mi metterò il vestito di velluto rosso e le mie trine d'Inghilterra.

--E io,--disse l'altra,--non avrò che il mio solito vestito: ma, in compenso, mi metterò il mantello a fiori d'oro e la mia collana di diamanti, che non è

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