Pamphlets on orthography

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publisher not identified, 1876 - Language and languages
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Page 22 - Doubtless the pleasure is as great In being cheated, as to cheat. As lookers-on find most delight, Who least perceive the juggler's sleight ; And still the less they understand, The more admire the sleight of hand.
Page 2 - How can a system of education flourish that begins by 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 that Dr.
Page 17 - YOU need not be concerned, in writing to me, about your bad spelling ; for, in my opinion, as our alphabet now stands, the bad spelling, or what is called so, is generally the best, as conforming to the sound of the letters and of the words.
Page 1 - A more lying, round-about, puzzleheaded 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.

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