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-Book, &c. 43 Seventeen 17

XVII Eighty 80 LXXX Eighteen 18 XVIII Eighty five

85 LXXXV Nineteen

XIX Ninety


XX Ninety-five 95

Twenty-five 25 XXV One hundred 100

с Thirty

XXX Two hundred 200


Three hundred 300

40 XL
Four hundred 400


Five hundred 500



L Six hundred 600 DC

LV Seven hundred 700


60 LX Eight hundred 800. DCCC
65 LXV
Nine hundred goo

Seventy 70
LXX A thousand




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27 Twenty-seven
62 Sixty-two
173 One hundred and Seventy-three
704 Seven hundred and four
1609 One thousand Six hundred and Nine
1756 One thousand Seven hundred and Fifty-fix,


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* TABLE XIII. Of Contrations of such Things as are necessary to be

understood; in which whole Words and Sentences

are known by certain Letters only.
A. B. or B. A. Bachelor of B. D. Batchelor of Divinity

Bp. Bishop
A. D. in the Year of our Lord Abp. Archbishop
A. M. or M. A. Mafter of Bart. Baronet

B. V. Blessed Virgin
A. R. Anna Regina, or

C. an Hundred
Queen Anne

Cwt. an Hundred-weight, or
A. P. G. Professor of Aftro. 112 Pounds
nomy in Gresham College Col. Colonel


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C. R. Charles Rex, or King L. Lord or Lady

Ldp Lordship
C. S. Keeper of the Seal Lady Ladyhip
C. P. S. Keeper of the Privy L. D. Lady Day

Lev. Leviticus
D. D. Doctor of Divinity

Lieut. Lieutenant Dec. (or rober) December LLD. Doctor of the Canon Deut. Deuteronomy

or Civil Law Ditto (or Do) the same

L' Letter Du. Duke

Luk Luke Dum Dukedom

M. Marquis E. Earl

Manip Manipulus, anHandful Earldm Earldom

Madm Madam Eccl. Ecclesiastes

M. D. Doctor of Physic Ecclus. Ecclefiafticus

Md Mejicine e. g. as for Example

Mdm Memorandum Ep. Epistle

M Master Eph. Ephesians

Mrs Mistress Elai. Elaias

MS. Manuscript Erq. Ecquire

MS). Manuscripts Ev Evangelist

N. Note Exon. Exeter

NB. Nota bene, mark well Ex. Exodus

Nov. or ober, November
Feb. February

F. R. S. Fellow of the Royal N S. New Style

Obj. Objection
Gal. Galatians

Obi obedient Gen Genesis

Oct. or 8ber. O&tober Genmo Generaliffimo

Parl Parliament Gent. Gentleman

Philom. A Lover of the Ma. Hon, honourable

thematics Hd honoured

P, M G. Professor of Music Heb. Hebrew

at Gresham College Id, or Idem, the same

PS. Poftfcript i. e. that is

P. T. G. Professor of TheoJ. H. S. Jesus the Saviour of

logy or Divinity in GreMen

Cham College Isa. Isaiah

e. Queen or Question J. D. Doctor of Jury or Law

q. d. as if he should say Johor Jno John

9.1 as much as you please Josh. Joshua

q. f. a sufficient quantity J. R. James Rex, or King Reg* Register

Reg. Dep deputed Register K.

Rev. Revelation Km Kingdom

R Hon right honourable Kn Knight


James K King

Rt Worp right worshipful

vide, fee Revd reverend

viz. that is to say
R* Revd right reverend Wp. Worshipful
St Saint

Xpi Christopher
Sep', or 7ber, September Xt Chrift
Salop, Shropshire

Xin Christian
Sr Sir
SS TP. Professor of Divinity
Th. Thomas

y' your
Theos Theophilus
Thsis Thessalonians

& and
v.g. The same as e. g. &c. and the rest (or) and so


ye the

y” then

ye that

v. Verse

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A Colletion of Words nearly alike in Sound, but

different in Spelling and Signification.

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N. B. I think it very necessary that all such as can read pretty well, rould now learn to know the Meaning of Words, for without this, the Spelling Part only is of little Signification ; therefore, if the young Scholar was set eight or ten Words of this Table every Night, or two or three Times a Week, to spell, and tell the Meaning of, according to his Capacity, it would certainly be of great Service.

And tho' I would be thought to have the highest Regard for the Word of God, yet I would advise all Masters and Mistresses to set their Scholars a Collection of these Words (or of those in the following Tables) at their Breakingsoup; rather than to write out, and get by Heart a long Chapter, which they feldom mind to perform till within a Day or two of returning to School again ; and then loven over their Writing, and spoil their Hand; and after being corrected for this, and not getting the heavy Talk by Heart, they begin in their early Days to hate the Bible, and hold the best of Books in Contempt; which, if read at proper Times, would take quite a different Turn upon their little Minds.

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BEL, a

Man's Name
Able, suficient

Accept, receive
Except, leave cut
Accidence, Grammar Rules

Accidents, Chances

Bawl, to cry out Accompt, Reckoning

Ballad, Song Account, Efteem

Ballot, Bail-Lot Acts, Deeds

Barbara, a Woman's Name Ax, to cut with

Barbary, a Country Affect, to move, or imitate Barberry, a Tree Effect, Purpose

Bare, naked Ail, Trouble

Bear, a Beaft Ale, Malt Drink

Baron, a Lord Air, Element

Barren, unfruitful Are, Plural of is

Baize of Woollen E'er, ever

Bays, Bay-Trees Ere, before

Base, vile Heir to an Elate

Bass in Music Alder-Tree

Be, to exis Elder, older

Bee, an Infeet All, the whole

Bean, Kind of Pulse Awl, Cobler's Tool

Been, have been Allow'd, granted

Bow, to shoot with Aloud, with Nois

Beau, a Fop Altar, for Sacrifice

Beer, Malt Drink Alter, to change

Bier for the Dead Ant, Pismire

Bel, an Idol Aunt, Uncle's Wife

Bell, to ring Arrant, notorious

Berry, Small Fruit Errand, Melage

Bury, to inter Errant, wandering

Bile, Gall Ascent, Steepness

Boil, to bubble up Aflent, Consent

Blew, did blow Affiftance, Help

Blue, Colour Affiftants, Helpers

Boar, Male Swine Attendance, Waiting

Boor, a Clown Attendants, Waiters

Bore, to bore a Hole Auger, to bore with

Board, a Plank
Augar, a Soothsayer

Bor'd, did bare

Bolt, for a Door
Bacon, Swine-Fleso

Boult, to fift Baken in an Oven

Bomb, Mortar-hor Beacon, a Light to guide Ships Bum, Buttocks at Sea

Bough, Branch Beckon, with the Hand

Bow, to bend Bail, Surety

Border, the Margin Bale of Silk

Bordure, in Heraldry Bald, without Hair

Boy, a Lad Ball, a round Solid

Buoy, bear up


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Buy, to purchase

Choose, to cull, or pick
By, near

Choir, Set of Singers
Brace, a Couple

Quire, 24 Sheets
Brase, folder with Brafs Choler, Wrath
Breaches, broken Places

Collar, for the Neck
Breeches, to wear

Collor, of Brawn
Bread, to eat

Chord, in Music
Bred, brought up,

Cord, a small Rope
Brewing, of Ale

Cinque, Five
Bruin, a Bear's Name

Sink, a Drain
Brews, doth brew

Cion, a young shoot
Bruise, to burt

Sion, a City
Bruit, Report

Cite, to summon
Brute, Beast

Sight, Sering
Borough, a Town-corporate Site, Situation
Burrow, a Rabbit's Net Citron, Sort of Fruit

Cittern, a mufical Instrument
Cain, a Man's Namo

Clause, an Article
Cane, to walk with

Claws, Talons
Calais, in France

Cleaver, for chopping
Chalice, a Cup

Clever, ingenious
Call by Name

Climb, to clamber, or get up
Cawl, of a Wig or Bowels Clime, Climate
Cannon, great

Close, to lout
Canon, Rule

Clothes, Apparel
Catch, to lay bold of

Coarse, not fine
Ketch, small Ship

Course, Race, Way
Cattle, Cows, &c.

Coat, a Garment
Kettle, for boiling

Cote, a Cottage
Cieling, of a Room

Quote, to cite, or alledge
Sealing, setting a Seal

Coin, Money
Cellar, a Vault

Kine, Cows
Seller, that sells

Coit, to play with
Censer, for Incense

Kite, Bird of Prey
Censor, Reformer

Comet, a Blazing Star
Censure, Íudgment

Commit, do, act
Cent, an Hundred

Coming, approaching
Sent, did send

Cummin, a Plant
Centaury, an Herb

Common, Public
Century, 100 Years

Commune, converse
Centry, Guard

Concert, of Music
Chair, to fit on

Confort, Wife
Chare, job of Work

Condemn, to fentence
Chas'd, did chase

Contemn, to despise
Chafte, continent

Confidence, Impudence
Chews, torb cbow


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