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perfe&i, but Ißould chooje rather to teach them to spell tbas, Maf-ter, Sil-ter, Vef-try, because here the firft Syllable of all the Words has e full and true Sound, and the second Syllable will naturally follow,

10. PART H. contains a fhort andeajy Epitome of Englis Grama mar, which may beijoon learned by the more grown up Youth; and by such as bave not bad the Advantage of a liberal Education. *?.

11. PART III. bas a Colletion of near sooo Words of two, three, and four Syllables, of the three principal Parts of Speech, viz, Nouns Substantives, Adjectives, and Verbs ; which are explained, not only for the Use of Schools, but for the better Information of all goung Persons in the Shop and Compting house; as also for fucb adult Persons ås are unacquainted with the Meaning of Words, and have not the Advantage, or are not capable of purchasing a Dištionary.

12. I own, indeed, tbe Explanation of the Words are short, and, in many refpeéts, a little deficient; but if they are enough to convey to the Learner so much Signification, as to give him an Idea or juf Notion of the common Meaning of the Word, that is fufficient; for thisis so kecelary a Branch of Education, that bare Spelling without it, must be allowed to be of itself dry, useless, and insignificant. e?i ? in *14. PART IV. contains many weful Things in profe and verfe; fome of which are new, and others feledted from Tillótfon, South, Addifon, Pope, &c. and are not only proper for. Writing pieces, but tend to promote Virtue, and furnish the Mind with early Notions of Piety."

Then follow some Graces and port Prayers,' witbtwo useful Notes upon the indifpenfuble Duty of a Teacher, and to infill into the Minds of Children an early Notion of their Dependence upon God, humbly fub. mitted to your serious Confideration. . . --

15. Thus, Gentlemen, I have given you a fort Account of this Undertaking; zubich I freely submit to your fuperior Judgment : And,

In fine, if upon the Whole it appears to be as useful for Children, more serviceable to adult Perfons, than Spelling-Books in general, that is enough to make every candid Reader wink at a few Imperfections's And as for whimsical and cenforious Critics, for fucb there ever will be, whose whole Search and Labour is to carp and find fault upon the leaf occasion, and very often without any Reafon at all, I fcall not troue ble myself about, but leave to them for their Trouble the pleasure of mbeir own Thoughts, and subscribe myself,

Gentlemen,

Your very Humble Servant, and Well-Wiper, Royal Excbange Afurance-Office, .. London, May, 3d, 1767.

D. FENNING

Universal Spelling-Book, &c.

ALPHABET.

Roman. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTU

.: VWXYZ. abcdefghijklmnopqrsstuvwxyz&.

:: Italic. "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST

UVWXYZ. . abcdefghijklmnopqrsstuvwxyz&.

Old English. no totoViragovi ABCDE FGHJKLMNOPQR

STUVWXYZ.
"abcdefghijklmnopqrsstuwryz.

Vowels,
a ei ou y.

Consonants.
bcdfghjklmnpqrsstvwxyz.

Double Letters. &Afffiffiffi fb fish skn frffi fill ft &. I bumbly defire all Máster's and Mistresses never to let a Child know 'bere are two i's, or two u's; but let them teach the Child to call the lon

jay], and the farp v (vee], for it is much better in every refpe&

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· TABLE I.
LESSON 1.

LESSON IT.
ba be bi bo bu ab eb ib obub
ca de di do dư 1 ac ec ic oc
da ce ci co cuad ed id od
fa fe fi fo fu af ef if of
ka ke ki ko ku am

am em im om uin
me mi mo mu

ne ni no nu ar er ir or
ra re ri ro ru as es is oS US
sa se si so su ax ex ix ox ux
o; LESSON JU.

LESSON IV.
bla ble bli blo blu bra bre bri bro bru
cla cle cli clo clucra cre cricro cru
pla ple pli plo plu pra pre pri pro pri
sla sle sli sloslu tra tre tri tro tru
fra fre fri fro fru phra phrephri phrophru
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; LESSON V...
Proper Words of one Syllable, both natural and'eafy to fpell and read.
All am and are be he me we the thee ye by my
thy do go no nor not of off from no or so to:

TABLE II.
More only Lessons in Words of one Syllable, alike in Sound, natural

to the Lar, and tberefore easy to spell and taronounce.

All call fall.shall Bat cat hat rat
ake cake make wake | ben den hen men
art cart dart smart cap gap hap ‘nap
are care hare mare cock dock lock mock
ark bark dark mark clock block flock shock

Cap gap map tap
diphip nip pip
fan man nan pan
got hot pot sot
in pin' win sin
ink link pink wink

| Band hand land sand
l bail hail pail nail

book cook hook look
hope mope pope rope
lace mace pace race
make rake sake wake
Cat

bug

Calf

.. . TABLE III.
Leffons fone Syllable, of Things mof natural and easy to Children.

1. BIRDS, BEASTS, &c.

hog bat cock lark ant
dog horse crane hen owl
COW mare crowhawk rook flea

colt dove kite snipe frog

OF PLAY, AND TERMS USED IN PLAY.
Ball cards gigs play top whip
bat dice leap kite snipe frog
cat chuck jump spin taw win

3. EATABLES, &c.
Ale

bread buns beef fish milk
beer cheese cakes lamb Aesh cream
rum crum pies pork beans curds
wine crust tarts veal peas whey

4. APPAREL.
Cap coat fan hoop shoes cloth
hat cloak gloves knot clogs stuff

frock lace scarf shirt plush
hood gown muff stays shift silk

S. THINGS BELONGING TO A HOUSE.
Cup clock bench broom fire

brick
door box brush pot line
knife bar · chest chair bed

stone
fork bolt trunk stool couch tiles
spoon latch grate shelf quilt slate
plate lock jack glass - rug thatch
mug key spit stairs sheet roof

6. PARTS OF THE BODY.
Head scull - cheeks back toes, heart
hair brains throat bones nails lungs
face lips arms ribs shins vein
eyes tongue hands knees thumb bloud
nose teeth breast leg fist .' wrist
mouth chia ear, feet nerves joint

coif

dish

rue

9. TREES, PLANTS, FRUITS, &c. '
"Ash fir broom hops oats : pears
· bay lime hemp reeds rye plums
beech oak flax rose wheat leaf
birch pine

crabs nuts
box vine grass sage figs roots
elm yew herbs shrub grapes trees

8. THE WORLD,
Sun east cape clay brook frost
moon west rock dirt pool snow
stars north land: bank pond mist
air south hill sand rain dew
wind earth isles chalk hail ice

9: > NUMBER, WEIGHT, &c.
One five nine dram inch drop
two sit ten ounce foot dram
three seven once pound yard pint
four .. eight twice score ell

quart
10. TITLES AND NAMES:
King duke peer wife aunt Mark
queen earl knight childniece · Luke
prince lord page son bride John

· TABLE IV.
Lellons of one Syllable, by which a Child will sooner know both the

Sound and Ufe uf e final. . Tobe read Al, ale; ar, are, &c.
Ai ale i bill bile cor cores dot dote
ar are l bit bite Dal dale | Fam fame
at ate Can cane dam dame fan fane
Bab babe | cam came dan dane far fare
bal bale car care dar dare fat fate
ban bane cap cape dat date | fill file

ba bare col cole din dine fin fine
a bas base con cone dol dole | fir fire

bad bade cop cope dom dome| for fore

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