The art of reading and writing English: or, The chief principles and rules of pronouncing our mother-tongue [&c.].

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John Clark; Em. Matthews; and Richard Ford, 1722 - 159 pages
 

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Page 65 - Tis the voice of the sluggard ; I heard him complain, " You have waked me too soon, I must slumber again." As the door on its hinges, so he on his bed, Turns his sides, and his shoulders, and his heavy head. "A little more sleep, and a little more slumber...
Page 57 - A dungeon horrible, on all sides round, As one great furnace, flamed; yet from those flames No light; but rather darkness visible Served only to discover sights of woe, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace And rest can never dwell ; hope never comes That comes to all ; but torture without end Still urges, and a fiery deluge, fed With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed.
Page 64 - Glittering stones, and golden things, Wealth and honours that have wings, Ever fluttering to be gone, I could never call my own: Riches that the world bestows, She can take, and I can lose; But the treasures that are mine Lie afar beyond her line. When I view my spacious soul, And survey myself a whole, And enjoy myself alone, I'ma kingdom of my own.
Page 127 - ... to the greater; thus, IV. Four. V. Five. VI. Six. IX. Nine. X. Ten. XI. Eleven. XL. Forty. L. Fifty. LX. Sixty. XC. Ninety. C. A hundred. CX. A hundred and ten.
Page 135 - Writing, we can fit at home and acquaint ourfelves what is done in all the diftant Parts of the World, and find what our Fathers did long ago in the firft Ages of Mankind. By this means a Briton holds Correfpondence with his Friend in America...
Page 135 - By this means a Briton holds correspondence with his friend in America, or Japan, and manages all his traffic. We learn by this means how the old Romans lived, how the Jews...
Page 49 - After a pe-ri-od, or full stop, when a new sentence be-gins. 3. At the be-gin-ning of ev-e-ry line in poe-try, and ev-e-ry verse in the Bi-ble. 4. At the be-gin-ning of pro-per names of all kinds : whe-ther of per-sons, as Tho-mas ; pla-ces, as Lon-don ; ships, as the Hope-well, &c.
Page 33 - Syllable diftincl: and clear, without a long drawling Tone. Let the Tone and Sound of your Voice in Reading, be the fame as it is in Speaking ; and do not...
Page 49 - God muft begin with a great Letter, as God, Lord, the Eternal, the Almighty ; and alfo the Son of God, the Holy Spirit.
Page 40 - Emphajis indifferently, to fignify the Strefs that muft be laid on any Word in a Sentence, becaufe both are ufually placed on the fame Syllable. Yet if it happen that there be a plain Oppofition between two Words in a Sentence, whereof one differs from the other but in part, as righteous and unrighteous ; form, and reform, or conform...

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