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BY ALFRED AYRES.

THE

ORTHOË PIST:

A Pronouncing Manual, CONTAINING ABOUT THREE THOU.

SAND FIVE HUNDRED WORDS,

INCLUDING A CONSIDERABLE NUMBER OF THE NAMES OF FOREIGN AUTHORS, ARTISTS, ETC., THAT

ARE OFTEN MISPRONOUNCED.

FIFTEENTH EDITION.

THE

VERBALIST:

A Manual

DEVOTED TO BRIEF DISCUSSIONS OF THE RIGHT AND THE WRONG

USE OF WORDS,

AND TO SOME OTHER MATTERS OF INTEREST TO THOSE WHO WOULD SPEAK AND WRITE WITH

PROPRIETY.

TENTH EDITION.

18mo, cloth, each, $1.00.

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TO BRIEF DISCUSSIONS OF THE RIGHT AND THE

WRONG USE OF WORDS

AND

TO SOME OTHER MATTERS OF INTEREST TO THOSE WHO

WOULD SPEAK AND WRITE WITH PROPRIETY.

BY

ALFRED A YRES.

Joinus The

We remain shackled by timidity till we have learned to speak with
propriety.-JOHNSON.

As a man is known by his company, so a man's company may be
known by his manner of expressing himself. -Swift.

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NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

1, 3, AND 5 BOND STREET.

1885.
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PREFATORY NOTE.

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The title-page sufficiently sets forth the end this little book is intended to serve.

For convenience' sake I have arranged in alphabetical order the subjects treated of, and for economy's sake I have kept in mind that "he that uses many words for the explaining of any subject doth, like the cuttle-fish, hide himself in his own ink.”

The curious inquirer who sets himself to look for the learning in the book is advised that he will best find it in such works as George P. Marsh's “Lectures on the English Language,” Fitzedward Hall's “Recent Exemplifications of False Philology,” and “Modern English,” Richard Grant White's “Words and Their Uses," Edward S. Gould's "Good English,"

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William Mathews' “ Words: their Use and Abuse,” Dean Alford's “The Queen's Eng

” lish,” George Washington Moon's “Bad English,” and “The Dean's English,” Blank's “Vulgarisms and Other Errors of Speech," Alexander Bain's “English Composition and

' Rhetoric," Bain's " Higher English Grammar," Bain's "Composition Grammar," Quackenbos' Composition and Rhetoric," John Nichol's “ English Composition,” William Cobbett's "English Grammar," Peter Bullions' "English Grammar,” Goold Brown's “Grammar of English Grammars," Graham's “English Synonymes," Crabb's “English Synonymes," Bigelow's “Hand-book of Punctuation,” and other kindred works.

Suggestions and criticisms are solicited, with the view of profiting by them in future editions.

If “The Verbalist " receive as kindly a welcome as its companion volume, “ The Orthoëpist,” has received, I shall be content.

A. A. NEW YORK, October, 1881.

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