Kimball's Business Speller: Designed for Use in Commercial Schools, Academies, Normal Schools, High Schools & the Higher Grades of the Common Schools

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Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1905 - 141 pages
 

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Page 48 - If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he builds his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.
Page ix - Words of one syllable or words accented on the last syllable, ending in a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double the final consonant when adding a suffix beginning with a vowel.
Page 112 - tis the mind that makes the body rich ; And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds, So honour peereth in the meanest habit. What, is the jay more precious than the lark, Because his feathers are more beautiful ? Or is the adder better than the eel, Because his painted skin contents the eye ? O, no, good Kate ; neither art thou the worse For this poor furniture, and mean array.
Page 117 - Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.
Page xi - At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the National Educational Association held in Washington, DC, July 7, 1898, the action of the Department of Superintendence was approved, and the list of words with simplified spelling adopted for use in all publications of the National Educational Association as follows...
Page 102 - The worth of a State, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it...
Page 41 - Cessante ratione legis, cessat ipsa lex. Reason is the soul of the law, and when the reason of any particular law ceases, so does the law itself.
Page 35 - Lost time is never found again, and what we call time enough always proves little enough.
Page 16 - Great talents for conversation requires to be accompanied with great politeness. He who eclipses others, owes them great civilities ; and whatever a mistaken vanity may tell us, it is better to please in conversation, than to shine in it.
Page ix - Primitive words ending in y, preceded by a consonant, change y into i when adding a suffix beginning with any other letter than i.

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