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RULE 1. Words should be articulated and translated according to the pronunciation, without regard to the spelling, omitting all silent letters.
Rule 2. All short unimportant words, like articles, prepositions and conjunctions, that are printed in italic, must be omitted.
RULE 3. N must be omitted in syllables in ng, and s in the possessive case of nouns.
me, le, 35.
Knife, ne, fe, 28. Wrath, re, te, 41. King, ke, ghe, 77.
When the Alphabet has been learned, and the above rules committed to memory, the learner should practice on the above examples, and the two following pages, until the number of any word can be given readily, after the word has been mentioned. The art of translating words in Mne. motechny, is, to articulate them before they are translated, and always articulate them as they are pronounced. After some practice on the preceding examples, and the two fol. lowing pages, the learner will find further instructions on
pe, ne, 92. ne, ne, 22.
se, ne, 02.
EXAMPLES FOR PRACTICE. WORDS ARTICULATED AND TRANSLATED. te, 1. Ark, re, ke, 47. Man,
me, ne, 32. Nay, ne, 2. Vale,
ve, le, 85. Door, de, re, 14. My, me, 3. Chief, che, fe, 68. Piano, Row,
re, 4. Life, le, fe, 58. Noon, Lee, le, 5. Room,
re, me, 43. Gate, ghe, te, 71. Jay, je, 6. Night, ne, te, 21. Lamb,
53. Key, ke, 7. Quick, ke, ke, 77. Chair, che, re, 64. Foe, fe, 8. Lace, le, se, 50. Mat,
me, te, 31. pe, 9. Rare, re, re, 44. Beam, be, me, 93.
se, 0. Havoc, ve, ke, 87. Snow, Day, de, 1. Shell, she, le, 65. Arena,
re, ne, 42. Gay, ghe, 7. Mime, me, me, 33. Image, me, je, 36. be, 9. Deer, de, re, 14. Hovel,
ve, le, 85. Nigh, ne, 2. Cave, ke, ve, 78. Nice,
ne, se, 20. View, ve, 8. Ring, re, ghe, 47. Attack, te, ke, 17. Home, me, 3. Muff, me, fe, 38. Page, pe, je, 96. Ash, she, 6. Ozier, zhe, re, 64. Lake, le, ke, 57. Ore, re, 4. Thing, te, ghe, 17. Song,
se, ghe, 07. Own, ne, 2. Knave, ne, ve, 28. Twice,
te, se, 10. Ache, ke, 7. Hedges, je, ze, 60. Ocean, she, ne, 62. Hall, le, 5. Laugh, le, fe, 58. Hoax, ke, se, 70.
te, 1. Mate, me, te, 31. Mug, me, ghe, 37. Wave,
ve, 8. Ox ke, se, 70. Quill, ke, le, 75.
se, 0. Roll, re, le, 45. Usury, zhe, re, 64. Boy, be, 9. Need, ne, de, 21. Loop,
le, pe, 59. Area, re, 4. Coach, ke, che, 76. Opera, pe, re, 94.
. Well, le, 5. Sign, se, ne, 02. Game, ghe, me, 73.
. Yam, me, 3. Horse,
Dome, de, me, 13. Age, je, 6. Otter,
ghe, le, 75. ghe, 7. Bear,
be, re, 94. Queer, ke, re, 74. ze, 0. Joys, je, ze, 60. Bowl,
95. ne, 2. Den, de, ne, 12. Niche, ne, che, 26. te, 1. Kite, ke, te, 71. Ochre, ke, re, 74.
re, se, 40.
Go, Wise, One, Two,
Examples for Exercises in Translation 12-Dana,
100—Theseus, 1294-Dunbar, 14-Troy,
121-Dante, 1759-Dekalb, 15—Othello, 132—Damon, 2742_Anacreon, 17-Dick,
145—Waterloo, 2952-Napoleon, 20—Inez,
170—Dix, 3041— Mozart, 24-Henry, 192— Audubon, 3102—Madison, 29—Niobe, 247_New York, 3432—Marmion, 31-Emmet, 274–Niagara, 3791—Macbeth, 33–Miami, 295-Hannibal, 4050— Rasselas, 34–Homer, 320-Hemans, 4147-Rhoderic, 37-Mohawk, 324-Monroe, 4350_Romulus, 40—Horace, 331-Mahomet, 4972-Rubicon, 42-Rhine, 347-America, 5210—Leonidas, 45-Raleigh, 351-Hamlet, 5591—Lilliput, 47-Argo,
402–Harrison, 5741-Lockhart, 49-Europe, 420—Rienzi, 5910— Lepidus, 50-Eolus, 430—Ramsay, 6202—Johnson, 54-Euler, 452—Rollin, 6702-Jackson, 57-Halleck, 465—Herschel, 7152–Catlin, 59-Elba,
500_Ulysses, 7515- Caldwell, 62–Ossian, 592-Albany, 7701-Quixote, 65--Shelley, 595-Ole Bull, 8420-France, 68-Jove,
647–Jericho, 8512-Fulton, 71-Acadia, 722-Canaan, 8572_Vulcan, 72-Kean,
740—Greece, 8714–Victoria, 73—Como,
752_Calhoun, 9012_Boston, 75–Clay,
832—Hoffman, 9137–Potomac, 77—Coke, 845—Waverley, 9201-Poinsett, 82—Avon,
904—Pizarro, 9217– Pontiac, 85–Viola, 939–Pompeii, 9414–Porter, 91-Pitt,
942—Byron, 9431-Bermuda, 92-Boone, 951–Plato, 9521— Poland, 94—Perry, 970—Bacchus, 9722_Buchanan, 97-Polk,
All facts expressed in figures are difficult to remember. In recollecting statistics by Mnemotechnic rules, we do not attempt to remember the figures, but we change them 10 words, and then recollect the words. Our first examples are in Chronological Events. On finding an Event with its Date, that we wish to Mnemonize, or retain in the mind by Mnemotechny, we take the “ Mnemotechnic Dictionary," turn to the number that represents the date, and from the words that stand for the number, we select one that has the most intimate connection with the Event itself, and connect it with the Event, by a Sentence or Formula, and by look. ing over the Formula carefully, we remember the key. word, or, as we call it, the “Mnemotechnic Phrase," and that by translation will give us the Date. Suppose the Event to be London founded by the Romans,
A. D. 49. The word Europe standing for 49, we make this Formula: London founded by the Romans, is now the
4 9 largest city in
Europe. re, pe. The Mnemotechnic phrase Europe, is easily recollected in connection with the foundation of London, and stands for 49, the correct date.
We divide Chronology into three great periods; "Ancient,” “ Middle Age,” and “Modern.' We have Ancient Chronology comprise the period from the Creation to the birth of Christ; Middle Age Chronology extends from the Christian Era to the year 1000 ; and Modern Chronology extends from the year 1000 to the present time. It may sometimes be difficult for the learner to tell whether an event took place before or after the Christian Era, if it was within a few years of that period. To prevent mistakes, the form. ulas have been constructed in a manner that will show whether an event took place before or after Christ, provided it was within 100 years of that period. All those events that took place before the Christian Era, and within 100 years of that period, have formulas with zero phrases, or phrases that stand for a zero őr cipher first, and the remain. ing articulations stand for the correct date. All events that took place after the Christian Era, and within 100 years of that period, never have phrases that represent a cipher first. Song stands for the year that “ Dionysius of Halicarnassus completed his history,” and as Song stands for 07, the cipher before the 7 shows the event to have been before the Christian Era.
The learner will remember that this rule only applies to dates represented by one or two figures only. When Events transpired more than 100 years either before or after Christ, the formulas are no guide to the period, and it must be left to the judgment of the learner.
On the opposite page is a table of Events. In order to tell the dates from memory, the learner must commit the formulas on the two following pages. . The phrases in Antique letter at the close of each formula, translate to the date of the Event that is mentioned. Without spending much time in practicing on the words in the preceding pages, if learners will commit to memory a few pages
of formulas every day, and recite them by giving the dates aloud by translating the Phrases, in the course of a few weeks, they will commit to memory all the tables in the volume, and amass an amount of Historical, Biographical, Literary and Scientific information, that very few persons learn in the course of their lives. It will be seen by practice, that the formulas for a page of dates can be committed to memory in less than one fourth the time that the dates themselves can, and be retained infinitely longer. Some practice in translation, will enable the learner to give a date as readily by translating the phrase, as if the date itself was remembered.