Watson's Complete Speller: Oral and Written

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A.S. Barnes, 1878 - Language and languages - 162 pages
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Page 151 - If in this darksome wild I stray, Be thou my light, be thou my way ; No foes, no violence I fear, No harm, while thou, my God, art near.
Page 151 - HM TO God the Father's throne Your highest honors raise ; Glory to God the Son ; To God the Spirit praise : With all our powers, Eternal King, Thy name we sing, While faith adores.
Page 139 - Monosyllables ending in a single consonant, preceded by a single vowel, double the consonant before a suffix beginning with a vowel ; accented final syllables follow the same rule ; as, dip, dipper; abet, abettor.
Page 154 - SECTION [ ] is sometimes used to divide books or chapters into smaller portions. 18. MARKS OF REFERENCE. — The Asterisk, or Star [ * ], the Obelisk, or Dagger [f ], the Double Dagger [J], the Section [], Parallel Lines [ || ], and the Paragraph [T], are used, in the order here presented, when references are made to remarks or notes in the margin, at the bottom of the page, or some other part of the book. Letters and figures are now more generally used for marks of reference.
Page 139 - I, or s, preceded by a single vowel, double the final consonant ; as, staff, mill, pass, fyc.
Page 151 - The winds roared, and the rains fell. The poor white man, faint and weary, came and sat under our tree. He has no mother to bring him milk; no wife to grind his corn. Chorus. Let us pity the white man; no mother has he, &c.
Page 157 - Massachusetts. Math, Mathematics. MC Member of Congress. MD Doctor of Physic. Md. Maryland. Me. Maine. Messrs. Gentlemen ; Sirs. Mich. Michigan. Minn. Minnesota. Miss, or Mi. Mississippi. Mo. Missouri ; Month. Mon. Monday.
Page 155 - In six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and rested the seventh day : wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Page 154 - God, and He only, is worthy of our supreme affections. The mind is that which knows, feels, and thinks. Honor, affluence, and pleasure seduce the heart. The poor and rich, and weak and strong, have all one Father.
Page 154 - Economy Is no disgrace ; for it is better to live on a little than to outlive a great deal.

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