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The Beginner's Comprehensive French Book. By J. Delpech, B.A, (Triibner.)—As

a rule the pronunciation of French is the chief stunt- bling-block to foreign learners. But there are many other difficulties. not indeed like that, insuperable, but still obnoxious. This work of M. Delpoch's is highly to be recommended, as showing the principles on which the French language proceeds, and without a knowledge of which the reader of Racine or Moliare is apt to sink to the level of Mr. Lillyvick when ho opens his mouth.