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our methods of leading children into an acquaintance with words, are, even to this day; will appear to any-one that does buc confider how litele regard has been had to the afore-mention'd sliggestiuns even by the latelit and most generally-receiv'd writers on this subject.- -Mr Dyche (in his Guide to che english congue) has given us, in his firft lift of diflydiables (p. 17) 140 words, in che first page : of which 17 only are co be pro. nounc'd according to the rules before laid down for the found of syllables, and therefore, a child (and even a mistress, sometimes) must be at a loss av boat 123 of them; especially as, for the ascertaining the true pronunciation of them, regard must be had to (at least) 12 or 13 exceptions : so that, abating the diftin&tion of fyllables, inco which the words are divided ; a child might as well begin the art of reading with his bible.Mr Newbery (in his Circle of the sciences) though he proposes to Icad-on children by progressive steps, is so far from having kepc-vip to his delign; that he seems to have had less regard to it than most of our spelling books ; for he gives but an imperfect lift of syllables; and even that is of little use to direct in the pronunciation of his tables of words. Thus, in his first list of disfyllables (p. 83),confisting of 40 words, there are but two that can be read upun his own principles; and, in that of the polysyllables (p. 9.1) hardly one." Mr Pardon (in his Spelling new.modeld) beside that he gives us no lists of syllables, to settle any certain sounds by way of preparation for the reading his tables of words; is still more embaralling, and useless: inasmuch as, in his rables, to the afore-mention'd fault of Mr Dyche he has added another most unaccountable one, the neglect of the accent; having throwo.cogerher, without any regard to any thing but the number of the syllables, and che or. der of the alphabet (which are of little, or no consequence) all sorts of words, without any intimation of the differecce of their accent. Thus, in the course of three words successive (beside other difficulties) you have often two or three changes of accent [as' abscess, abfcond, absence' (p. 34) * fá&tiousness, fallácious, falsifying (p. 129] che d fference of which must be inculcated with infinic repetitiors, and notwithstanding the most unwea. ried pains.caking) to very little purpose.

Note, In our next number (beside what may come-to-hand, before the

publication of it) will be specimen of two very confiderable improvements of the Cyclopædia, on the plan of Cosmopolita, by Britannicus. -A short hisory of a Diabetes.

-A query to the Rev. Mr Stackhouse, concerning a palage in bis Apperatus to the New Testament.

The END of Number V.

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CONTAINING, 1. An History of a Diabetes, occasion'd by immoderate Swimming.

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II. A Doubt proposed, relating to the Rev. Mr Stackbou fe's APPARATuo to the New Testament.

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272 IX. To the Rev. Dr Free, on his late Ode.

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280 XIV. Proposals for an Improvement of the Cyclopædia, by making it

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