Town's Speller and Definer: Revised and Enlarged
Sanborn & Carter, 1852 - Spellers - 168 pages
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Common terms and phrases
able accent adjectives ceive cent Charles cious column converts defined denotes dent ence fold fore fruit ful ly gate give implies join kind land late less LESSON letters live look mark mean ment mind ness Nouns person pertaining port primitive ra phy round Rule ship short silent sion sive sound spell syllable TABLE tain thing ting tion tive trans ture verbs vocals word
Page 162 - ... twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty thirty forty fifty sixty seventy eighty ninety one hundred two hundred three hundred four hundred five hundred...
Page 162 - ... first. second. third. fourth. fifth. sixth. seventh. eighth ninth. tenth. eleventh. twelfth. thirteenth. fourteenth. fifteenth. sixteenth. seventeenth. eighteenth. nineteenth. twentieth. thirtieth. fortieth. fiftieth. sixtieth. seventieth. eightieth.
Page 116 - Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant, when they take another syllable beginning with a vowel...
Page 99 - March, the sun rises- exactly in the east, and sets exactly in the west.
Page 151 - If you have an enemy act kindly to him, and make him your friend. You may not win him over at once, but try again. Let one kindness be followed by another...
Page 3 - ... Letters and Spelling, let him learn these and such like Sentences by Heart." By the 1830s, however, spelling was under challenge, and textbooks rushed to redefine its value as literacy instruction. Salem Town's Spelling and Defining Book (1838) insisted that "a child being taught, both to read and to spell, should be taught, at the same time, to understand what he reads...
Page 151 - The road ambition travels is too narrow for friendship, too crooked for love, too rugged for honesty, too dark for science, and too hilly for happiness.
Page 162 - I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXX . XL L LX LXX LXXX XC c cc ccc cccc D DC DCC DCCC DCCCC M Nam en.
Page 158 - Punctuation and Capital Letters. PUNCTUATION. Punctuation is the art of dividing a written composition into sentences, or parts of sentences, by points or stops, to mark the different pauses which the sense requires. The principal points are the Comma, thus , Interrogation, thus ? Semicolon, ; Exclamation, ! :. • Colon...
Page 80 - ve seen him drop To call our robin in; The line that held his pretty kite, His bow, his cup and ball, The slate on which he learned to write, His feather, cap, and all!