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" A more lying, roundabout, puzzle-headed delusion than that by which we confuse the clear instincts of truth in our accursed system of spelling was never concocted by the father of falsehood. "
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for ... - Page 307
1889
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63

History - 1848
... eh tee, compose the sound catf Don't they rather compose the sound sce-eh-te, or 2N ceaty ! How can a system of education flourish that begins...which the sense of hearing suffices to contradict ? Kb wonder that the horn-book is the despair of mothers !" From this instance, the reader will perceive...
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The Caxtons: A Family Picture, Volume 1

Edward Bulwer Lytton - 1849
...Don't they rather compose the sound see eh le, orceaty? How can a system of education nourish that begins by so monstrous a falsehood, which the sense of hearing suffices to contradict? No wonder that the horn-book is the despair of mothers!" From this instance, the reader will perceive...
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The Caxtons

Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.) - 1855
...of SPELLING BOOKS : " A more lying, roundabout, puzzle-headed delusion than that by which we CONFUSE the clear instincts of truth in our accursed system...spelling, was never concocted by the father of falsehood." Such was the exordium of this famous treatise. "For instance, take the monosyllable CAT, What a brazen...
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Wisconsin Journal of Education, Volume 3

Education - 1873
...should be rejected. Its loss would do no harm, but much good." Let us reject it, then, by all means. How can a system of education flourish that begins...which the sense of hearing suffices to contradict? " Rev. DP LINDSLEY, in the " Rapid Writer," for Oct., 1872, advocates a " simplification of our orthography."...
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The Caxtons: A Family Picture

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1860
...rather compose the sound seeeh-te or ceaty ? How can a system of education flourish that begins with so monstrous a falsehood, which the sense of hearing suffices to contradict ? No wonder that the hornbook is the despair of mothers ! " From this instance, the reader will perceive...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 27

Technology - 1885
...Lord Lytton says : ' A more lying, roundabout, puzzle-headed delusion than that by which we confuse the clear instincts of truth in our accursed system...which the sense of hearing suffices to contradict ? ' " Here is a chief source of the incapacity for thinking which academy and college students bring...
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The English language spelled as pronounced, with enlarged alphabet of forty ...

George Withers (advocate of spelling reform.) - 1874
...Caxtons," when he says : " A more lying, round-about, puzzle-headed delusion than that by which we confuse the clear instincts of truth in our accursed system...which the sense of hearing suffices to contradict ? " " It is the universal testimony of teachers," remarks Mr. E. Jones, late Headmaster of the Hibernian...
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Victoria Magazine, Volume 24

1875
...shrewd man of the world. " A more lying, roundabout, puzzleheaded delusion than that by which we confuse the clear instincts of truth in our accursed system...spelling was never concocted by the father of falsehood. "f The net result of the English spelling difficulty may be summed up as follows half a million...
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The Fortnightly, Volume 19; Volume 25

1876
...Lord Lytton says, " A more lying, round-about, puzzle-headed delusion than that by which we confuse the clear instincts of truth in our accursed system...the sense of hearing suffices to contradict ? " The question, then, that will have to be answered sooner or ON SPELLING. later is this : Can this unsystematic...
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The Ohio Educational Monthly and the National Teacher: A Journal ..., Volume 26

Education - 1877
...Lytton declared : " A more lying, roundabout, puzzle-headed delusion than that by which we confuse the clear instincts of truth in our accursed system...flourish that begins by so monstrous a falsehood, w.hjch the sense of hearing suffices to contradict? " In December, 1876, and after a long debate, the...
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