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Saturn,

Scaliger,

Schoolcraft,

Severus, .

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Pliny,.
Poictiers,

Polk,
Polyhymnia,
Pomegranate,
Pomona,
Popocatapetl,.
Port au Prince,

. City,
Painter,

Fr. 160

Poussin,
Portugal,

. Nation,. Port. 194

Nation, Prus. 194

Prussia,
Pythagoras,
Quatre Bras,.

Philosoph., Gr. 158

Battle,

Fr. 113

City, Equ. 181

Quito,
Raphael,
Ratisbon,

Kx'tw,
Rafeel,.
. Ratisbon,

Painter,

It. 159

. Treaty,. Ger. 155

Resaca de la Palma, Rɛsa'ka de la Palma, Battle, . Mex. 123

Richelieu,

Rxcly',
Rxɛn'zi,

Cardinal, Fr. 160
Tribune, Rom. 53

Rienzi,

Rio Grande,

. River, Mex. 196

Sp. 112

Rio Seco, .
Rochefoucauld,
Roscius,

Rocfskw',

Roc'ius,

Battle,
Statesman, Fr. 163
Actor, Rom. 158
Nation, . Rus. 194
Council,. Jew. 23

Russia,

R&'cxa,
San'ıdrim,.

Sanhedrim,

San Juan de Ulloa, San Qan de 8lw'a,. Castle, . Mex. 74

Poetess, Gr. 158

Sappho,
Sardanapalus, .

. King, Assy. 29

Safo, .
Sardanape'lus,
Saturn,.
Skal xdur,

Mytholo'l, Gr. 227

. Author, It. 159

Skyl kraft,.

Poet,

Am. 285

Sxvx'rus, .

. Emperor, Rom. 41

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PRONOUNCING INDEX.

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Pronunciation.

Platx'na,

Plin'x,

Patxrz',
Pwk,.

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Pumgran'xt,
Pwmw'na,.
Popokat apetl,

Pwrt w Prins',

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Ka'tur Bra,.

. Rx'w Gran'de,

Rx'w Sɛk'w,

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Name.

Pronunciation.

Shakspeare,.

Cek'spxr,.

Sikhs,

Siks,
Simon'xdxz,

Simonides,

Sinai,

Si na,

Sof wklxz,

Sophocles,
Spurzheim,
Stymphalus, Stim felus,

Spurts'im,

Talavera, .
Talma, .
Terpsichore,
Thales,

Thalia,.

Thames,

Themis,

Thibet,
Thrasymene,

Titian,
Torricelli,.

Trafalgar,

Trebia,.

Troyes,
Tuberose,
Tycho Brahe,

United States,

Urania,

Utrecht,

Vauban, .

Vera Cruz,

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PRONOUNCING INDEX.

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Turpsik'wrx,
Oe'lxz,
Oali'a,

Tɛmz,.
Ox'mis,.

Tibet,
Orasxmx'ni,

Tx'can,
Toritεl'x, .
Trafalgar',
Trɛb'xa,

Trsa',
Tub'rwz,

Tx'ko Bra'ɛ,.

Yunited Stets,.

Yure'nia,

Yu'trekt,

Vwban',

Ve'ra Krsz,

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Planets.

MERCURY,

VENUS,

EARTH,

MARS,

VESTA,

JUNO,

CERES,

PALLAS,

JUPITER,

SATURN,

HERSCHEL,

NEPTUNE,

Astronomical Statistics.

Distances from the Sun in Miles.

37,000,000

69,000,000

95,000,000

145,000,000

225,000,000

254,000,000

264,000,000

264,000,000

496,000,000

909,000,000

1,828,000,000 3,750,000,000

The Earth, is as round as

EARTH.

Formulas.

Mercury, the patron of Merchants and Travellers, does not
MERCURY. resemble

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Venus, the goddess of Love and Beauty, arose from the
VENUS.
foam of the sea, like

A Ship.

Mars, the god of War, viewed with delight the battle of
MARS.

A Ball.

Waterloo.

Vesta, the goddess of the Fireside and Social Hearth, would
VESTA.
like a present of
A New Annual.

Juno, the goddess of Power and Empire, would not like
JUNO.
An Unholy War.
Ceres, the goddess of Corn and Harvest, is a hand-maid of
CERES.

Nature.

Pallas or Minerva, the goddess of Wisdom, never inflicts
PALLAS.

Jupiter, the god of Thunder, never resided in
JUPITER.

Saturn, the god of Time, is as industrious as
SATURN.

An Injury.

Europe or Asia.

A Busy Boy.

Herschel the Astronomer, was more learned than any
HERSCHEL.
Thief or Knave.

Neptune, the god of the Sea, is fond of a telescope or
NEPTUNE.

Home Glass.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR

POETRY, PROSE, FIGURES, &c.

THE learner is doubtless anxious to know how we apply Mnemotechny to the learning of Prose and Poetry. Under very many circumstances our Mnemotechnic rules will be of great assistance. The System is perhaps not applied as extensively to the learning of compositions in prose and verse, as to many other things that we wish to remember. This arises from the nature of the subjects themselves.

The object of Mnemotechny is to assist the natural mind in acquiring and retaining information, Some subjects are difficult to learn, and others quite easy. We reduce the difficult subjects to an easy standard. What, then, can we do with easy ones? Reduce them to a standard still more easy Sometimes we can. Figures and statistics being much more difficult to remember than sentences, we reduce the figures to words and sentences, and then remember those instead of the figures. Just so with names. When a name is new, strange or abstruse, and consequently difficult to remember, we substitute in place of it some word or phrase that is familiar to us, and that sounds like the name. We then endeavor to fix our recollection on the familiar phrase, and that being remembered, it brings the other along with it.

Mnemotechny consists of the most easy, natural and philosophical methods of assisting the natural memory. Now, as Mnemotechny can assist the learner in a recollection of names, figures, scientific definitions and abstruse facts by substituting in place of them, words, sentences and formulas that are more familiar and easy to remember, it may be asked how can it aid or assist our minds to as great an extent, in a recollection of those subjects which are from their nature easy and familiar already? We know not. The writer of this article can commit to memory permanently, a page or chapter of names, figures, arbitrary definitions, historical events, detached sentences, or the rules of a science, in one fifth, and, in many cases, one tenth the time that he could before learning Mnemotechny; but he can not commit to memory a page or section of plain prose or poetry in one

half of the time that he could before. Nevertheless, he can learn it now in less time than formerly. Some may be disposed to condemn Mnemotechny because it will not enable them to learn any and every thing in the shortest possible time, and that without the least trouble or attention. This treatise is not writ

ten for such persons. We do not learn Mnemotechny to enable us to remember when to arise in the morning, or when to go to our meals, any more than we want a railroad or a steamboat to carry us through a house or across a street. There are very many things which we wish to remember that can be retained in the mind by a direct application of the natural memory; and those subjects do not require the rules of our System. It should be the aim of the learner to apply rules that are laid down, or invent new ones to assist in learning all those subjects that are from their nature difficult. Memory always did and always will depend to a certain extent on attention and repetition. But study and repetition alone, will not accomplish as much in five hours, in many subjects, as they will with our rules in one hour.

The learner will see two hundred extracts from different writers, beginning on page 247, and filling near forty pages. Let any person attempt to learn them all by the usual manner of studying, and then call up from memory, the 67th., 84th., 129th., or any other one, recite it verbatim, and tell whose writings it is from, and what particular composition of the author's it can be found in. For instance, if it is from the Bible, let the book, chapter and verse be given; if it is from Shakspeare, let the play, act and scene be quoted. If from Pope, Byron or any other Poet, let the poem, canto and stanza be referred to. We will venture to assert that not one person in a thousand could so learn the 200 extracts in six months' time. By our Mnemotechnic rules, they can be learned accurately in a very few days. The following are the directions: Both Nomenclature Tables on pages 133 and 143 must be learned, so that any word in them can be given readily. Then the extracts from the different writers must be committed to memory one after another, by studying them, and as they are learned, each one must be associated with the word of the Nomenclature Table that corresponds to it in number. The prominent idea contained in the first quotation must be associated with Hat, the idea in the second with Honey, and so on.

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