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AN

INTRODUCTION

TO

SPELLING AND READING ENGLISH:

BEING THE MOST PLAIN AND EASY METHOD OB

Teaching young Children to read:

CONTAINING,
1. Tables of MONOSYLLABLES, adapted to the capacity of the youngest
children, leading them on gradually from the easiest to the

more difficult, and so to the hardest words.

II. Tables of DISSYLLABLES, after the same manner.
III. Tables of TRISYLLABLES, with their proper division and accent

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY LESSONS,
In Words of one, two, and three Syllables, arranged in proper

order, by way of Praxis on the several Tables :

A SHORT CATECHETICAL DISCOURSE.

Explaining the
RULES FOR SPELLING, POINTING, &c.

Kecommended by many School-masters, under their hands, as the most

practical performance of this kind :

AND

A Treatise on the Arts of Writing and Arithmetic

ALSO,

FAMILIAR FABLES,

ADORNED WITH APPROPRIATE ENGRAVINGS

BY WILLIAM MARKHAM,

CARLISLE:
GEORGE COWARD, 75, SCOTCH STREET.

MDCCCLXVI.

EIA , THE PREFACE.

6 DEC 1968

T'he seventy-nine former impressions being sohl off, and my endeavour to serve the public being kindly received, I have sent into the world this new edition.

My design in the first publication of this book was to render this principal part of education as easy as possible, both to the teacher and learner ; not by laying down rules and theorems, (which little children cannot understand,) but by leading the pupil on gradually, from the knowledge of letters to syllables and words, in easy tables and short lessons adapted to a child's capacity: and how well this design has succeeded I submit to the judgment of the many judicious Schoolmasters and School-mistresses who proceed by this method.

I hereby return my hearty thanks to the many reverend and worthy gentlemen concerned in promoting the Charity Schools in Great Britain, for their kind recommendations of this book to their several schools; and also to the many Masters and Mistresses, in town and country, who encourage the use of it; and my endeavour shall be, in every edition to be published for the time to come, to render it as correct as possibie.

I will now give those who have not seen or considered this Piece, an account of the method of teaching to read, hereby proposed: the tables

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