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LETTERS of RECOMMENDATION.
Have perused your spelling-book, and find it to be what you intend it, an intelligible useful thing. I heartily wish you success with it. I have not had time to procure you many recommendations; but I have shewn it to the Rev, Mr. Letsome, (who is a great Grammarian,) and he speaks very well of it. If my name will give any countenance to it, you are welcome to make use of it.. Sir, St. Paul's Churh Yard.
Jan 24, 1756.
I HAVE carefully looked over your Universal spelling-book and like it so well, that I shall for the future make use of no other; for, without flattety, I think it the best extant. Watford Boarding.School, I am Sir, your humble servant,
May 17, 1756.
IRCEIVED your spelling-book, which I perused with pleasure, and think it will answer your intentions; the best Grammarian may not despise the perusal, and persons of a 1 ages may improve in orthography and pronunciation from it; I have only one boy of five years old, and shall keep him to your rudiments; and that it may become more general, I shall distibute it to persons most likely to encourage it. I am your humble servant,
Strood, June 20, 1756.
The Luthers of the Monthly Review, speaking of this performance in their Monthly Catalogue for May, 1756, give it the following character.
THExecution of this new spelling-book is adequate to the ample professions in its title-page, which is not always the case with respect to many performances in higher classes of Literature. It is but justice to Mr. FENNING to add, that this book seems really better adapted to the instruction of young understandings, than any other productiou of the kind.
E, whose names are hereunto subscribed, having perused the following sheets, do allow that the performance is the best adapted to children, and the most useful to adult persons, of any thing of the sort extant.
The Right Hon. SLINGSBY BETHELL, Esq. Patronizer. Rev. Mr. Edgcomb Rev. Mr. Johnfon
Rev. Mr. Bearcroft
Mr. James Brome
-Mr. Brome. Jun. -Dr. Chalmers -Mr. Chalmers -Dr. Cokayne, APG Mr. Creech, A M -Mr. Duncombe
-Mr. Watfon -Dr. Wilfon
Mr. H. Deacon, Philomath
Mr. Gauler, writi: g-master,
Mr. Griffith, writing-master
Mr. Parsons, writing-master
of the Academy, Great
TO THE RECOMMENDERS, GENTLEMEN,
I RETURN you hearty thanks for the favour of your names to this spelling-book; let me crave your further assistance, in noting such real errors as you may occasionally meet with, and you will still further oblige,
GENTLEMEN, your very humble Servant,
London, May 4, 1767.
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z &z
A B C D E F G HIJKLMNOPQ R S T U V W Ο ΧΥΖ.
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ✪ Old English.
ABCDEFGH J K L M N O P Q K S T V W X Y E.
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r l s t u v w x pz.
a e i 0 u y.
bcdfghjklmnpqrfsty w x y z.
& R f ff G filfsk fh fb fi ffiff &.
N. B. I humbly defire all Mafters and Millreffes never to let a Child know that there are two is, or two u's, but let them teach the Child to call the long j [ja,] and the fharp v [vee,] for it is much better in every refpect.
bla ble bli blo blubra bre bri, bro bru cla cle cli clo clucra cre cri cro cru pla ple pli plo plupra pre pri pro pru fla fle i flo flutra tre
tri tro tru
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 fo to too two up us you.
* Let the Child be taught to pronounce ce the fame as je, and si the fame as fi.
More eafy Leffons in Words of one Syllable, alike in Sound, natural to the Ear, and there fore eafy to fpell and pronounce.
All call fall fhall Bat
fhall Bat cat hat rat ake cake make wakeben den hen men art cart dart fmart cap gap hap nap are care hare mare cock dock lock mock ark bark dark mark clock block flock shock
Cap gap map trap dip hip nip trip fan man nan pan got hot pot fot
Band hand land fand bail hail pail nail. book cook hook look hope mope pope rope in pin win fin lace mace pace race ink link pink wink make rake fake wake
Eafy Leffons of one Syllable, of Things mat natural and common to Children. 1. Birds, Beafts, &c.
Cathog bat cock lark horfe crane hen owl mare crow hawk rook
colt dove kite fnipe
2. Of Play, and Terms used in Play.
* I have not regarded the Order of the Alphabet in the Table, but have
put fuch things first as are easy, natural, and most connected together; and they are to be taught downwards, not across, vies Cat, dog, cow, kc.