The Essentials of Spelling ...

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George Philip & Son, 1864 - English language - 96 pages

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Page 93 - In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Page 83 - While hewing yews Hugh lost his ewe And put it in the Hue and Cry, To name its face's dusky hues Was all the effort he could use. You brought the ewe back by and by And only begged the hewer's ewer Your hands to wash in water pure Lest nice-nosed ladies not a few Should cry, on coming near you, 'Ugh'.
Page 45 - Final y preceded by a consonant is changed into i before all affixes, except those beginning with i.
Page 88 - Little strokes fell great oaks. hun'ger blan ket trin ket tinker con gress 64 65 RULES FOR SPELLING. L Final e is dropped when a syllable beginning with a vowel is added. 128. -ing. Waste not, want not. bake . . . bak'ing love . . . lov'ing place plac ing trace trac ing make mak ing like lik ing come com ing smile smil ing have hav ing 129.
Page 83 - Hugh lost hia ewe, And put it in the " Hue and Cry ;" To mark it's face's dusky hues Was all the effort he could use.
Page 55 - Words of one syllabic, and words accented on the last syllable, double the last consonant. When a syllable beginning with a vowel is added...

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