Arabic Reading Lessons: Consisting of Easy Extracts from the Best Authors,
together with a vocabulary of all the words occurring in the text also some explanatory annotations etc .
There is no occasion to say much in the way of preface to the following compilation. It is a species of work that has long been very much needed, as we have never had anything of the kind in this country adapted for the use of beginners.
The ” Arabic Selections,” by the late Mr. E. V. Schalch, are liable to objections. The book gives by far too few extracts with the requisite vowel-points ; the Vocabulary to it is very incorrect and defective ; and lastly, its price has been fixed at a ridiculously high figure, considering the very meagre…