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A concise spelling book, for the use of children. In three parts. I. The letters, with tables of words, from one to eight Syllables; and Four Tables of Proper Names. I. Practical Lessons, in Prose and Verse, with Tables interspersed, collected from the Lessons. - Also, A Table of Words having Silent Letters, and other difficulties in reading. II. Some Observations on the Principles of the English Language. - Words changed in Sound and Sense by e final. - A few Contractions explained. - A small Collection of Words, the same in Pronunciation, but different in Spelling and Signification. - Numbers expressed by Letters and Figures. - To which are subjoined, the Old English Characters. By James Gray, Master of the English School of Peebles.

  • Gray, James, -1810.
M,DCC,XCIV. [1794]
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Edinburgh : printed by George Caw, for the Author; and sold by Alex. Barrie, Teacher, Writers Court, Author of the School-Dictionary, English Collection, and Child's Assistant; also by Peter Hill, Bookseller, at the Cross, M,DCC,XCIV. [1794]

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108p. ; 12⁰.


The seventh edition improved. ..

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.

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ESTC T77491


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