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State Printing Office, 1886 - Spellers - 192 pages
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Page 120 - Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, when they end with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, or by a vowel after qu...
Page 120 - DOUBLING. A final consonant, when it is not preceded by a single vowel, or when the accent is not on the last syllable, should remain single before an additional syllable : as, toil, toiling ; visit, visited ; general, generalize.
Page 45 - For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been...
Page 46 - Senates at once admire him and despise, With modest laughter lining loud applause, Which makes the smile more mortal to his fame?
Page 120 - Exception 1. — Words ending in ge or ce usually retain the e before a suffix beginning with a or o, for the reason that c and g would have the hard sound if the e...
Page 45 - American idea; he is taught that "rank is but the guinea's stamp, a man's a man for a
Page 33 - Want as much more to turn it to its use; For wit and judgment often are at strife, Though meant each other's aid, like man and wife. 'Tis more to guide, than spur the Muse's steed; Restrain his fury, than provoke his speed: The winged courser, like a generous horse, Shows most true mettle when you check his course.
Page 188 - ... these differences being such as either originally, and on the ground of their etymology, inhered in them ; or differences which they have by usage acquired in the eyes of all ; or such as, though nearly latent now, they are capable of receiving at the hands of wise and discreet masters of the tongue. Synonyms are words of like significance in the main, but with a certain unlikeness as well.
Page 123 - Nouns ending in o preceded by a vowel form their plurals by adding s...
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