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DICTATION LESSONS.

LONDON

PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE AND CO.

NEW-STREET SQUARE

A SERIES OF

DICTATION LESSONS

For the use of Schools and Pribate Students

ARRANGED BY

A. H. BARFORD, B.A., F.L.S.

HEAD MASTER OF THE ST. MARYLEBONE AND ALL SOULS GRAMMAR SCHOOL

AND

HENRY A. TILLEY

VICE-PRINCIPAL OF HANWELL COLLEGE, MIDDLESEX

LONDON

CHARLES BEAN, 81 NEW NORTH ROAD, HOXTON

1867

PREFACE.

THE PRESENT LITTLE WORK is intended by the Compilers to be a handbook, by the use of which teachers may put their pupils through a complete course of English Spelling, according to the most approved mode of teaching that art, viz. by Dictation. The words given for practice are those which experience in the correction of papers of candidates for public appointment, has shown to be the most liable to mis-spelling. The sentences have been framed in a manner that will best show the common meaning of the words to be dictated, and, at the same time, either to convey some useful truth or moral, or to cause the pupil to think and distinguish.

In the spelling of inflected words, no particular dictionary has been followed. It is assumed, that in teaching English Spelling, as it is,' no better guide could possibly be found than that afforded by the leading articles of the Times,' and of other firstrate journals, which represent the Intellect of the day. With all words of disputed spelling, though

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