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Love's tongue proves dainty Bacchus gross in taste
For valor, love is like an Hercules;

And when love speaks, the voice of all the gods,
Makes the heavens drowsy with the harmony.
O blood, blood, blood-

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Oft have I heard both youth and virgins say,
Birds chuse their mates, and couple on this day;
But, by their flight I never can divine
When I shall couple with my valentine.

But mercy is above this sceptred sway,
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,

And earthly power does then seem likest gods,
When mercy seasons justice.

Learn from the birds what food the thickets yield,
Learn from the beasts the physic of the field;
Thy arts of building from the bee receive,

Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave;
Learn of the little nautilus to sail,

Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.

Sweet bird, that shun'st the noise of folly,
Most musical, most melancholy ;-

Doors creak, and windows clap,

And night's foul bird, rook'd in the spire,
Screams loud;-

The Fifth vowel sound is marked by—

a, arm; ea, heart; au, laugh.

ARM, harm, farm; armour, armed, army, armory, harmful, harmless, harmlessly, harmony, harmonize, harmonizing, harmonical, harmoniously; farmer, farmed, pharmacy; charm, charming, charmed, charmingly; alarm, alarming, alarmed, alarmingly.

PART, partner, particle, parting; cart, carter, carting, darting; smart, smartness, smarting; HEART, hearty, heartful, heartless, heartiness, heartning; LAUGH, laughing, laughter, laughingly.

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Why thy Godhead laid apart

War'st thou with a woman's heart!

When I did hear,

The motley fool thus moral on the time,
My lungs began to crow like chanticleer,
And I did laugh sans intermission,
An hour by his dial.

Let me play the fool,

With mirth and laughter; let old wrinkles come,
And let my liver rather heat with wine
Than my heart cool with mortifying groans.
Sport that wrinkled care derides,

And laughter, holding both his sides.

The Sixth Vowel sound is marked by

a man, many

MAN, many; fan, pan, tan, can, (an) anchor, anchorite, anchoring, anchorage; anger, angry, angrily, ancle; fancy, fanciful, fanciless; (ban) banner, bannerol, banneret, bantling, bandy, bandbox, bandage, banish, banishing, banished, banishment, banter, bantling, bankrupt, banter, bantering, banking, banquet, annoy, annoying, annoyance, (tran) transform, translate, transfer, transformer, transforming, transformation; transpose, transposing, transposer, transposes, transposition.

Lessons on the Sixth Vowel sound.

Were it not better,

Because that I am more than common tall,
That I did suit me at all points like a man
A gallant curtelan upon my thigh,

A boar spear in my hand, and ;

We'll have a swashing and a martial outside,
As many other manish cowards have,

That do outface it with their semblances.

What shall I call thee when thou art a man?
I'll have no worse a name than Jove's own page,
And therefore look you, call me Ganimede.

As many arrows loosed different ways

Come to one mark; as many ways meet in one town,
As many fresh streams meet in one salt sea;

As many lines close in the dial's centre,

So many a thousand actions once a foot,

End in one purpose.

And then to count the minutes how they run,
makes the hour full complete,

How many

How many hours bring about the day,

How many days will finish up the year,

How many years a mortal man may live.

When this is known, then to divide the times:

So many hours must I tend my flock,
So many hours must I take my rest,
So many hours must I contemplate,
So many hours must I sport myself.

The Seventh Vowel sound is marked by

e as in bed, bred; also by ea in bread, &c.

BED, wed, sped; bedding, wedding; bedlam, bed-time; meddle, peddle; pedlar, medlar; credit, creditor, credible, creditable; dejected, suspected. dissected, elected, rejected.

To bed, to bed, to bed.-Macbeth.

Tell me where is fancy bred,

Or in the heart, or in the head?
How begot, how nourished?

Bread, tread, dread; death, breath; treading, spreading, dreading, dreadful, dreadnought; treasure, pleasure, treasured, pleasurable.

Bread, Gentlemen, bread is the staff of life; In bread is contained, inclusive, the quintessence of beef, veal, mutton, partridge, plumb-pudding, and custard; and to render all complete, there is intermingled a due quantity of water, whose crudities are corrected by yeast. Therefore, he who eats bread, at the same time eats the best of food, and drinks the best of liquors. Come on, brothers; the cause is good; fall to, and spare not. Here is a shoulder of excellent Banstead mutton, [pointing to a brown loaf,] as ever was cut with knife.-Swift.

The Eighth Vowel Sound is marked by—

a, as in Kate, phrase, brave, &c.

Nay, your name is Kate,

And bonny Kate, and Kate the curs't!—

But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom,

Kate of Kate-hall, my dainty Kate,

(For cates are dainties) Hearing thy virtues prais'd,
Thy patience, saintlike meekness, gentleness; -
Myself am come to be thy woer.

O that's a brave man, he writes brave verses,
Speaks brave words, swears brave oaths, and breaks
Them as bravely,-But all's brave that youth mounts
And folly guides.

It is also marked by

ai, ei, and ey, ay, &c., as in the following words and examples,

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Pleas'd with the sound the King grew vain,

Fought all his battles o'er again,

And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain.

REIGN, feign, feignwell, feigning, reigning,

Better to reign in hell, then serve in heav'n,

By thee divided empire, with heaven's king I'll hold,
By thee, and more perhaps than half will reign,
As mankind soon, and this new world shall know.

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The grey ey'd morn breaks on the frowning night,
Checkering the Eastern clouds with streaks of light.

Heaven first taught letters for some wretches' aid,
Some banish'd lover or some captive maid;
They live, they speak,-

-Pair, fair, air,

Happy, happy, happy pair,

None but the brave,

None but the brave,

None but the brave deserve the fair.

Call you me fair? that fair again unsay,

Demetrius loves your fair; O, happy fair!

Your eyes are loadstars, and your tongue's sweet air,
More tuneable than lark to the shepherd's ear.

It is also marked by

ea, speak

eo, people

ei or ie, yield, believe,

FEAR, rear; sea, tea, lea; seal, heal, meal; fearing, fearful, fearless; rcaring; seaman, seamanship; sealing, sealed, healing; heat, meat, beat, seat; seam, beam; beating, heating, seating; heated, seated, retreated; people, peopled, peopling; field, yield, wield, yielded, yielding; deity, deist; machine, routine, tontine, vaccine, marine, submarine, transmarine; magazine, quarantine, ultramarine.

Lesons on the Eighth Vowel Sound.

To me you speak not:

If you can look into the seeds of time,

And say which grain will grow, and which will not;
Speak then to me, who neither beg, nor fear

Your favors, nor your hate,—

Speak; I charge you, what are ye?

Some people can see other peoples' faults, and not see their own; yet if people would mind their own business instead of other peoples', it would be better for them.

Let's muster men, my council is my shield;

We must be brief, when traitors brave the field;

The list'ning crowd admire the lofty sound
A present deity, thy shout around,

A present deity, the vaulted roofs rebound.

If man were born without free will, he would be a mere machine, incapable of acting for himself; and as being a machine, could not be accountable to his Maker.

The Ninth Vowel sound is marked by

e, ee, as in me, ye, we, see, tree, three.

CERATE, cerecloth; secret, secrete, secreting, secretly; hereby, herewith, heretofore; precept, predal, prefect, prefix, premier, premium, prestige, precinct, preclude, precise; preferring, preferred, precisely, preciseness, precision, preamble, preambulate, precipitate, predestinate, predestinarian; seeing, freeing; threefold, freehold, freeholder; sweet, sweetly, sweetheart, (with r in) beer, deer, fleer, geer; fleering, geering, jeeringly, (with ee in) feel, feeling, feelingly.

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Lessons on the Ninth Vowel Sound.

For me the mine a thousand treasures brings,
For me health gushes through a thousand springs,
Seas roll to waft me, suns to light me rise,

My footstool earth, my canopy the skies.

Ye glittering towns, with wealth and plunder crown'd
Ye fields, where summer spreads profusion round,
Ye lakes, where vessels catch the busy gale,
Ye bending streams, that dress the flowery vale,
For me your tributary stores combine,
Creation's tenant, all the world is mine.

We are in God's hand brother, not in theirs;
If we may pass, we will; if we be hindred,

We will your tawny ground, with your red blood,

The sum of all our answer is but this;

We would not seek a battle as we are,

Nor as we are, we say we will not shun it.
Go tell your master.

My pretty, pretty little spirit, come see, come see,
Perched on the branch of yon big hollow tree.
When shall we three meet again,

In thunder, lightning, or in rain?


There are two vowel sounds.

The first combined vowel sound is marked by

i, white

i, kind.

y, why, fly,

WHITE, sight, rite, might; mind, bind, find, hind, grind; minding, mindful, mindless, minded; binding, binder; kindly, kindness: grinding, grinder; lind, lining; light, lightsome, life, lifeless; confine, confining, confinement; unkind, unkindness, unkindly; mankind, womankind, humankind, gravelkind; behind, behindhand; delight, twilight, daylight, starlight; highlife, lowlife; confide, decide, divide, coincide; regicide, homicide, tyranicide, parricide, matracide, fratricide, infanticide, suicide; sly, why, dry, my, try, sky; slyly, slyness; drying, dryly, dryness; skyey, skycolor, skycolored, skylight, skylark, skyrocket; justify, rectify, testify, purify, pacify, crucify, terrify, fortify, beautify, sanctify, signify, fructify, qualify, glorify; justifying, justified; purifying, rectifying, testifying, pacifying, crucifying, multiplying, notifying, terrifying, fortifying, beautifying.

Lessons on the First Combined Vowel Sound.

Whiter is my true love's shroud,
Whiter than the morning sky,

the white moon shines on high;

Whiter than the evening cloud.

-Now, for your answer:

As there is no firm reason to be render'd

Why he cannot abide a gaping pig;
Why he, a harmless necessary cat;
Why he, a swollen bagpipe; but of force,

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