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A Queer Pack of Hounds, in running, can
Beat a Mill-boy At Lexington, · the British learned that the Amer.
LEXINGTON. icans had A Rod in Pickle. The Bunker Hill Monument, reminds the British, that
BUNKER HILL. Yankees can Shoot Quickly. A Flat Bush, · will not produce timber enough,
FLATBUSH. to make A Fine Showy Coach. White Plains, look like
WHITE PLAINS. A White Snow or a Foggy Show. At a Training, . in Europe, you can see TRENTON.
An Athenian in a Low Coach. Princes, . . . usually live in PRINCETON.
A City with Some King. Banishment, · would be a severe punishment,
BENNINGTON. for the Foe of a Dutch King. Brandy and Wine, are good drinks for BRANDYWINE.
A Petite King, Still Water, - . is a safe place for STILLWATER.
A Boat or Heavy Gig. A German, . . when hungry, likes the company
GERMANTOWN. of A Tea-saucer and a Cook. At Saratoga Springs, there can be seen, a lot of dan. SARATOGA.
Tasting of Cake. A Monument, . . was never erected at MONMOUTH.
Geneva in a Cave. In Rhode Island, . they are near enough the ocean,
RHODE ISLAND. to see A Fine Ebbing Wave. A Stony Ferry, • contains water enough, to fill STONO FERRY.
A Chinese Cup. A Camp, ... is a place where soldiers CAMDEN.
Fight the Chiefs.
The King's Mountain, would make cooler dwellings
King's MOUNTAIN. than Hot-houses or Caves. A Pen of Cows, • is worth as much as - , COWPENS.
An Estate and a Gift. Guilt in a Court-house, is discovered by
GUILFORD COURT-HOUSE. Some Twelve or Two. A High Church on a Hill, is a better shelter, than HOBKIRK'S HILL.
A Rainy Loft The Eutaw Springs, in Carolina, will, like the springs
Eutaw SPRINGS. of Parnassus, make Poesy Vivid. New York is a town, where YORKTOWN.
Audacity is Puffed. The Miami Indians, fight with MIAMI.
A Fine Spear. A Little Canoe, . takes many TIPPECANOE.
A Wet Tossing on the Tide. The Queen of England, was thought by Prince Albert,
QUEENSTOWN. A Witty and Sweet Maiden. A Frenchman, . is as polite as FRENCHTOWN.
A Sedate Madam. At Sacket's Harbor, ship-carpenters repair a vessel,
SACKËT'S HARBOR. and Lay a New Bottom. Lake Erie, .. carries many LAKE ERIE.
A Boat by Steam. The Thames River, is as high as THAMES.
Wide Seas in a Low Time. Chips, ... · can be made by chopping CHIPPEWA.
An Oak or a Hazel Tree. A Bridge, - - - affords a passage across BRIDGEWATER.
Canal-water. Blazing words, . are heard from the lips of every BLADENSBURGH.
Fine Orator. Lake Champlain, . does not show LAKE CHAMPLAIN.
An Ebb of Tide-water, A Black Bird, . is sometimes seen on the PLATTSBURGH.
Bough of a Date-tree.
A Ball-room floor, is the scene of some exhibitions of
Hosts Fought Well. Sand and Cinders, in time of war, produce SAN JACINTO.
Ruin and Damage. Pale Ale, .. . is a good drink, provided it is Palo Alto.
Always Fresh. A Shaking Palm Tree, over a river, would be RESACA DE LA PALMA.
A Loose Bridge. The Monterey Cathedral, looked to the soldiers like MONTEREY.
An Abbey on a Narrow Ridge. Puny Visitors, or little children, are well BUENA VISTA.
Known in New York. The Sacrament, • is rarely partaken by SACRAMENTO.
A Nun in Africa. Weary Crews, . are always able to VERA Cruz.
Man a Bark. A Cherry Cork, . would look like CERRO GORDO.
A Red Cork A Jeweler of Moscow, can easily make CHURUBUSCO.
A Fancy Ring. A Catapult, . - or battering-ram, in striking a
CHAPULTEPEC. house, makes A Bad Mark. Mexico was taken by Gen. Scott, or Mexico TAKEN.
Beat by a Warrior Whig. INSTRUCTIONS
The Nomenclature Table that follows, on page 133, is probably the most powerful aid to the memory, of any prin. ciple in Mnemotechny. Though, where all are important, and none can be fully appreciated without a knowledge of the others, it is difficult to tell which is the most useful or interesting. By the use of this Nomenclature Table, or new method of counting, as we call it, any person can per. form most surprising feats of Memory. More names or fig. ures can be committed to memory in one hour, by the aid of a Table like this, than by a day's study in the ordinary way. Let us see first its application to the Sovereigns of France. It will be observed, that each word in the table stands for the number it is intended to represent. Hat translates to No. 1, Honey to No. 2, and so on to the last word. This Table must first be committed to memory. The Sovereigns of France can be learned after committing it as high as 56. Eventually the Table must be learned up to 100, so fluently, that we can count as readily by saying Hat, Honey, Home, Harrow, &c., as we now can by One, Two, Three and Four. This Table is to be used as a method of counting. As each word articulates and translates according to the number it represents, we can, by a little practice, get so that when a number is given, we can instantly speak the word. If 52 is spoken, by thinking of the articulations le, ne, we recall the word Lion, and the same of any word wanted. On the other hand, when a word is given, like Rock, we can instantly tell its number (47) by translation.
Let the student first learn the Table as high as word Juice, or No. 60. Next read over carefully, four or five times, the Homophonic Analogies on pages 136 and 137.
The first twelve Homophonics, for the Governments, and the Sovereigns where there is but one of a name, will be readily understood. Where there are several Kings of one name, but of different numbers, like Henry 1st., 2nd., &c., a different kind of Homophonic is used. It will be easily understood after a little examination. Each Homophonic Analogy begins with some prominent letter or articulation found in the name of the King, and ends with an articulation that represents the number of the King. For example, each Homophonic for the Henrys, begins with R, and ends with t, n, m, or r, according to the number of the Henry represented. Henry I. is shown by the word Ri-te, the Re being for Henry, and te for 1. Henry II. has Ru-in, Re for Henry, and ne for 2. The Kings by the name of Louis, have Homophonics all beginning with L, and ending with one or two articulations which represent the number of the Louis. By looking these over carefully, four or five times, the learner will be able to repeat them both ways; that is, if a King is mentioned, like Robert I., the Homophonic Rabbit can be given, and if Fair is mentioned, Philip IV. can be given as its King. These must be made familiar, when the formulas on pages 138, 139 and 140 may be learned. The words in the formulas which represent figures, are in Antique Type, and the Homophonics representing the Sovereigns or Governments are in SMALL CAPITALS. After the formulas are learned, by a little practice, any King or Government can be called to mind, and the number, date and years of each reign or government given readily. The final phrase in each formula represents first the date, then all the remaining figures stand for the number of years the Sovereign reigned, or the time that administration or government continued.