Introduction to the National spelling-books, with easy and progressive reading lessons: for the use of primary schools

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Russell, Shattuck & co., 1836 - History - 108 pages
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Page 85 - He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Page 7 - A word of one syllable is called a monosyllable; a word of two syllables, a dissyllable ; a word of three syllables, a trissyllable ; and a word of four or more syllables, a polysyllable. A diphthong is two vowels joined in one syllable; as, ea in beat, ou in sound. A proper diphthong, is a diphthong in which both the vowels are sounded, as, oi in voice.
Page 85 - He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
Page 85 - Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Page 14 - LESSON 2. ma me mi mo mu my na ne ni no nu ny pa pe pi po pu py ra re ri ro ru ry sa se si so su sy ta te ti to tu ty va ve vi vo vu vy za ze zi zo zu zy wa we wi wo wu wy LESSON 3.
Page 5 - English language there are twenty-six letters : — they are divided into vowels and consonants. A vowel is a simple sound of itself. The vowels are a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes w and y. A consonant has no perfect sound independent of its union v.ith a vowel.
Page 100 - ... did blow bore, to make a hole boar, a beast bale, a pack of goods bail, surety borne, carried bourn, a limit coarse, not fine course, a race way deer, an animal dear, costly fare, provision fair, beautiful flee, to run away flea, an insect fane, a temple...
Page 107 - PUNCTUATION AND CAPITAL LETTERS. PUNCTUATION. Punctuation is the art of dividing a written composition into sentences, or parts of sentences, by points or stops, to mark the different pauses which the sense requires. The principal points are the Comma, thus , Interrogation, thus ? Semicolon ; Exclamation...
Page 5 - A consonant is a letter which cannot be fully sounded without the help of a vowel. The consonants are b, c, d,f, g, h,j, k, I, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, x, z ; and sometimes to and y.
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