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is liable, conscious of the purity of his motive, and
convinced that something of the kind was much
wanted, he looks with a degree of contidence to a
discerning and generous Public, for their liberal in-
dulgence and candid decision. The design of the
present work is to convey religious instruction, in as
pleasing a form as possible, to the minds of young
persons. And the utmost ambition of the Author
will be answered, should his humble efforts tend to
cultivate the reasoning powers, and expand the in-
tellectual faculties of the rising generation; thereby
enabling the youth of both sexes to read with in-
creased profit and delight the word of God, and
mark, learn, and inwardly digest the important truths
contained in that ever blessed book ; “which,” as
Locke observes, “ has God for its author, Salvation
for its end, and Truth without any mixture of error
for its matter.”

SEPTEMBER, 1818.

AN EXPLANATION

OF THE ACCENTS USED, AND OF THE VARIOUS SOUNDS OF

PARTICULAR LETTERS.

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ACCENTS. The accents used are the acute ('), the grave ('), and the long (1).

The acute accent is applied to consonants, as dis-miss', of'-fer, &c. and to verbs which have a long sound by position, as de-ny', ó-pen, de-líte, &c.

The grave accent is used to denote the sound of a vowel long, when short by position, as àn-gel, be-hold, re-pròtsh, mind, wind, &c.

The hyphen, or long accent, is confined to the Fowel a, to shew. when it has the long broad sound, as in call, håll, be-fall, wa-ter, wär-fare, &c.

Where the vowels e and a occur in the same syllable, and the sound of e prevails, the accent is laid upon that letter ; but as it is in general a combined sound, the a being only in a measure suppressed, perhaps the circumflex accent would have been most proper, as ap-peaze, or it might have been written ap-peaz'.

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FOUR LEADING PARTS OF SPEECH Are arranged under their respective Heads, with the Ponenciatlou Annexed, and the Explanation yiven hit as sittiple,

Clear, and Concise a Manner as possible.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

An Essay,
BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION,

on the

SEVERAL PARTS OF SPEECH,

AND ALSO

A Correct Alphabetical Ender.

Search the Scriptures.

John v. 29. Understandest thou what thou readest!

Acts viii. 30. Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a rea. sou of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.

1 Pet. iii. 15. Utility should be the sole and constant aiin of Books designed for Youth.

Introduction to Sutcliffe's Grammar.

London : Printed and Published for the Author, By W. BOOTH, DUKE STREET, MANCHESTER SQ.

AND SOLD BY Longman & Co.; Hatchard; Seeley; Simpkin and Marshall; Williams

Co.; Ogle & Co.; Button & Son; Baynes ; Sherwood & Co.; Blanshard; Kent; Nisbet; & Cox, London: Wilson, Hull: W. Oliphant, and Waugh & Innes, Edinburgh : A. & J. M. Duncan, aud M. Ogle, Glasgow: and the Principal Booksellers in the Kingdom.

1818.

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