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LADY's & GENTLEMAN's
INSTRUCTOR in the RUDIMENTS
CONTAINING RULES for Pronunciation, with LESSONS from One to Two and more Syllables to elucidate them ; methodically digested, and adorned with Emblematical Cuts, to gain the attention of the Young of both Sexes.
By R. KAY, WRITING-MASTER, AND TEACHER OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR,
NEWCASTLE: PRINTED BY AND FOR M. ANGUS & Son, Side ; AND FOR W.
E whose Names are underwritten
(Members of the Schoolmasters Association, in Newcastle upon Tyne,) having perused Mr Kay's new Preceptor, or Instructor in the Rudiments of the English Tongue, do most willingly join in testifying our Approbation of the general Plan and Execution of the Work, and in beartily recommending it to the Use of Parents and Teachers, as a valuable Help to the Initiation of their Pupils in the essential Principles of their native Language.
Rev. William Turner.
N the first appearance of any work, it is generally erion of
pected that the author hould say something on the of the merits of the publication, to raise its value above others, or
to point out the demerits of those who have written before nding him. Chers,
It is not my intention here, either to point out the fu
periority of this work, or to follow that ungenerous, though iples
too common maxim of depreciating the works of any of my
I have fpent much time in studying the best methods and reducing them to practice in my own school, and the success in general has been answerable to my expectations ; but how far I have succeeded in the following pages, must be left to experience, and the determination of a candid public, to whose decision I chearfully submit.