New-world Speller: First-[third] book

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World Book Company, 1917 - Spellers
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Page vii - Later, words beginning with the same initials are assigned to show that the initial letter alone does not determine the place of a word in an alphabetical list. Thus, the principles of alphabetical and sub-alphabetical arrangements are mastered. And last, words, the spellings of which are doubtful to the child, are given; and the child is taught to scan the pages till he finds them. Special exercises are given to show a child how the pronunciation (lesser...
Page 172 - THE stormy March is come at last, With wind, and cloud, and changing skies. I hear the rushing of the blast, That through the snowy valley flies Ah, passing few are they who speak, Wild stormy month! in praise of thee; Yet, though thy winds are loud and bleak, Thou art a welcome month to me. For thou, to northern lands, again The glad and glorious sun dost bring, And thou hast joined the gentle train And wear'st the gentle name of Spring.
Page 239 - Howe'er it be, it seems to me, 'Tis only noble to be good. Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood.
Page 235 - Spanish number system, names of the days of the week, the months of the year, and the years have come from Spanish.
Page 154 - HEAP on more wood ! — the wind is chill ; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
Page 259 - Every right action and true thought sets the seal of its beauty on person and face ; every wrong action and foul thought its seal of distortion ; and the various aspects of humanity might be read as plainly as...
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Page 239 - A syllable added to the beginning of a word is called a prefix.
Page 204 - ... the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows...

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