Note of etext transcriber ]. I N selecting these Spanish Tales for Beginners , three objects have been kept in view: 1 that they be good literature, 2 that they portray modern Spanish life, and 3 that they be interesting and not too difficult in language and thought. Some of the stories do not conform to all three rules,—the first two, for instance, do not portray modern Spanish life; but I hope that most of them will be found to conform fully. A few short lyric poems have also been included, since poetry forms an integral part of literature. Verse, moreover, is better for oral work and memorizing than prose. Spain has a rich and varied literature, from which other nations have freely drawn,—a literature that gives true expression to the life and aspirations of the Spanish people. The selections in this volume are taken from literary works that have been written in the past fifty or sixty years, and although they are inferior in some respects to the great master-pieces of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, I believe that they have literary excellence, and they have, besides, the advantage of being written in the language of today and of describing present-day life. It is my greatest wish that this volume may awaken the students' interest in the civilization of Spain, and that it may serve as an introduction to the study of Spanish literature. The integrity of the texts has been preserved so far as the exigencies of a beginners' book permit, but the following changes have been made: 1 Some words or passages have been omitted, chiefly in the earlier stories. The parts thus omitted are, for the most part, digressions or uninteresting descriptive passages.
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So, kudos to you for having such a wonderful relationship for so long and getting through step 1 and 2 and matching. Here is a list of reasons I feel apply to my situation в some of them in retrospect:. You can and should share with her why you don't and never will believe in the Mormon church, and let her decide for herself, but be prepared to have that blow up in your face. She will likely want you to convert to fix the family. Note, her mind and TSCC were married first. Pants-to-Church Sunday left me a bit bruised.
This includes both asking and offering assistance. I have had to compromise more often than I would have liked. You will join the church. Then be clear you will never convert. Imagine if all the men in the world weighed over pounds and acted like slobs. Think about what you want in a relationship. Then an explanation of the nature of your soul and where it came from and where it's going. She is showing a common attitude of distrust for "anti-mormon" material. All people see is the money and that's it.