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SELECTED FROM THE BEST WRITERS. Designed to assist young persons to read with propriety and effect; to improve their language and sentiments; and to inculcate some of the most important principles
of piety and virtue. WITH A FEW PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS ON THE PRINCI
PLES OF GOOD READING.
IMPROVED BY THE ADDITION OF A CONCORDANT AND SYNONYMISING VOCABULARY, Consisting of about fifteen hundred of the most important words contain
ed in this work. The words are arranged in columns and placed over the sections
respectively, from which they are selected;
DIVIDED, DEFINED, AND PRONOUNCED ACCORDING
TO THE PRINCIPLES OF
JOHN WALKER. The words in the Vocabulary and their correspondent words in the sec
tions, are numbered with figures of reference. WALKER'S PRONOUNCING KEY, WHICH GOVERNS THE
VOCABULARY, IS PREFIXED TO THIS WORK.
Words can have no definitive idea attached to them when by themselves ; t is the situation and tract in a sentence which determines their precise meaning.–Dr. Johnson.
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“Murray's English Reader : or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, selected from the best writers. Designed to assist young persons to read with propriety and effect: to improve their language and sentiments; and to inculcate some of the most important principles of piety and virtue. With a few preliminary observations on the principles of good reading. Improved by the addition of a concordant and synonymising vocabulary, consisting of about tifteen hundred of the most important words contained in this work. The worits are arranged in columns and placed over the sections respectively, 'from which they are selected ; and are divided, detined, and pronounced, aceoriing to the principles of John Wilker. The words in the Vocabulary ilid their correspondent words in the sections, are numbered witz: tiures of reference." Walker's pronouncing key which governs the vocatuery, is pretixed to this work. Words can have no definitive idea atached to them when by themselves : it is the situation and tract in a serience which deicrinines their precise meaning.--Dr. Johnson. By Joroinith Goodrich.”
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ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS 1019
Of the simple and dipthongal vowels, referred to by the figures
over the letters in the vocabulary placed before each section of
this work. 1. &. The long slender English a, as in fate, på per, &c. 2. 2. The long Italian a, as in fár, få ther, pa på, mam mà. 3. å. The broad German a, as in fåll, wåll, wåter. 1. å. The short sound of the Italian a, as in fåt, måt, märry 1. ė. The long e, as in me, hére, mé tre, me dium. 2. é The short e, as in mét, lét, get. 1. t. The long dipthongal 2, as in pine, ti tle. 2. 1. The short simple i, as in pin, tit tle. 1. 0. The long open o, as in no, note, no tice. 2. 0. The long close o, as in move, prove. 3. 8. The long broad 0, as in nor, för, or ; like the broad å 4. ô. The short broad o, as in not, hôt, gôt. 1. ú. The long dipthongal u, as in túne, Ců pid. 2. ú. The short simple u, as in tůb, củp, sủp. 3. ú. The middle or obtuse u, as in büil, füll, půll.
dl. The long broad d; and the short i, as in dil. dů. The long broad d, and the middle obtuse ů, as in thðů, pound