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Introduction to the National Spelling Books, with Easy and Progressive ...
Benjamin Dudley Emerson
No preview available - 2015
al-so bird blige bull cate cent cere CHAPTER cher cial clouds commas cred denotes a pause dent diphthong en-joy ex act fall fate Fath-er following words for-give free bird fu sion gate gent girl good—tube heard late lect lent lute ment met—pine mlt—pine Monosyllables move nal ly nate o-ver oth-ers pause as long pi ous pin—no pound—thin pound—thin,this pronounced ri ous rule—oil second sound short sound silent sive sound of short spect sure syllables accented ta ble tain three sounds three syllables tive tort tree tub,bull tude ture up-on vate vowel wad—me Words of three
Page 75 - Cow. THANK you, pretty cow, that made Pleasant milk to soak my bread, Every day, and every night, Warm, and fresh, and sweet, and white. Do not chew the hemlock rank, Growing on the weedy bank ; But the yellow cowslips eat, They will make it very sweet. Where the purple violet grows, Where the bubbling water flows, Where the grass is fresh and fine, Pretty cow, go there and dine.
Page 85 - He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
Page 100 - J fain, gladly feign, to dissemble grate, for coals great, large hare, an animal hair, of the head heel, part of the foot heal, to cure here, in this place hear, to hearken hue, color hew, to cut meet, to assemble meat, food mete, to measure...
Page 7 - A word of one syllable is termed a monosyllable, a word of two syllables, a dissyllable; a word of three syllables, a trisyllable; and a word of four or more syllables, a polysyllable.
Page 14 - ... ma me mi mo mu my na ne ni no nu ny pa pe pi po pu py ra re ri ro ru...
Page 102 - ... sin herd, a drove heard, did hear hart, an animal heart, seat of life in, within inn, a public house kill, to destroy life kiln, for burning brick led, did lead lead, metal plum, a fruit plumb, a leaden weight ring, a circle wring, to twist rest, repose wrest, to force wrung, twisted rung, did ring ruff, a ruffle rough, uneven sent, did send cent, a copper coin sum, the whole some, a part sun, a source of light...
Page 71 - As a bird one day went to seek some food for its young ones, a boy who had a gun in his hand, saw it, and shot the poor thing through its head, and down it fell to the ground. The boy then ran to it, and picked it up; and when he saw that it was dead, he was very sorry for what he had done.
Page 66 - And how can you repay them for what they have done for you?