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[Frontispiece: Adeline in her garden.]

PETER PIPER'S

PRACTICAL PRINCIPLES

OF

PLAIN AND PERFECT

PRONUNCIATION

[Illustration: Title page art]

PHILADELPHIA:

Willard Johnson, No. 141, South Street

1836.

PREFACE.

Peter Piper, without Pretension to Precocity or Profoundness, Puts Pen to Paper to Produce these Puzzling Pages, Purposely to Please the Palates of Pretty Prattling Playfellows, Proudly Presuming that with Proper Penetration it will Probably, and Perhaps Positively, Prove a Peculiarly Pleasant and Profitable Path to Proper, Plain and Precise Pronunciation.

He Prays Parents to Purchase this Playful Performance, Partly to Pay him for his Patience and Pains; Partly to Provide for the Printers and Publishers; but Principally to Prevent the Pernicious Prevalence of Perverse Pronunciation.

A a

[Illustration: Andrew Airpump]

Andrew Airpump ask'd his Aunt her ailment; Did Andrew Airpump ask his Aunt her ailment? If Andrew Airpump ask'd his Aunt her ailment, Where was the Ailment of Andrew Airpump's Aunt?

B b

[Illustration: Billy Button]

Billy Button bought a butter'd Biscuit: Did Billy Button buy a butter'd Biscuit? If Billy Button bought a butter'd Biscuit, Where's the butter'd Biscuit Billy Button bought?

C c

[Illustration: Captain Crackskull]

Captain Crackskull crack'd a Catchpoll's Cockscomb: Did Captain Crackskull crack a Catchpoll's Cockscomb? If Captain Crackskull crack'd a Catchpoll's Cockscomb, Where's the Catchpoll's Cockscomb Captain Crackskull crack'd?

D d

[Illustration: Davy Dolldrum]

Davy Dolldrum dream'd he drove a Dragon: Did Davy Dolldrum dream he drove a dragon? If Davy Dolldrum dream'd he drove a dragon Where's the dragon Davy Dolldrum dream'd he drove?

E e

[Illustration: Enoch Elkrig]

Enoch Elkrig ate an empty Eggshell: Did Enoch Elkrig eat an empty Eggshell? If Enoch Elkrig ate an empty Eggshell, Where's the empty eggshell Enoch Elkrig ate?

F f

[Illustration: Francis Fribble]

Francis Fribble figured on a Frenchman's Filly: Did Francis Fribble figure on a Frenchman's Filly? If Francis Fribble figured on a Frenchman's Filly, Where's the Frenchman's Filly Francis Fribble figured on?

G g

[Illustration: Gaffer Gilpin]

Gaffer Gilpin got a Goose and Gander: Did Gaffer Gilpin get a Goose and Gander? If Gaffer Gilpin got a Goose and Gander, Where's the Goose and Gander Gaffer Gilpin got?

H h

[Illustration: Humphrey Hunchback]

Humphrey Hunchback had a hundred Hedgehogs: Did Humphrey Hunchback have a hundred Hedgehogs? If Humphrey Hunchback had a hundred Hedgehogs, Where's the hundred Hedgehogs Humphrey Hunchback had?

I i

[Illustration: Inigo Impey]

Inigo Impey itched for an Indian Image: Did Inigo Impey itch for an Indian Image? If Inigo Impey itched for an Indian Image, Where's the Indian Image Inigo Impey itch'd for?

J j

[Illustration: Jumping Jackey]

Jumping Jackey jeer'd a Jesting Juggler: Did Jumping Jackey jeer a Jesting Juggler? If Jumping Jackey jeer'd a Jesting Juggler, Where's the Jesting Juggler Jumping Jackey jeer'd?

K k

[Illustration: Kimbo Kemble]

Kimbo Kemble kicked his Kinsman's Kettle: Did Kimbo Kemble kick his Kinsman's Kettle? If Kimbo Kemble kick'd his Kinsman's Kettle, Where's the Kinsman's Kettle Kimbo Kemble kick'd?

L l

[Illustration: Lanky Lawrence]

Lanky Lawrence lost his Lass and Lobster: Did Lanky Lawrence lose his Lass and Lobster? If Lanky Lawrence lost his Lass and Lobster, Where are the Lass and Lobster Lanky Lawrence lost?

M m

[Illustration: Matthew Mendlegs]

Matthew Mendlegs miss'd a mangled Monkey Did Matthew Mendlegs miss a mangled Monkey? If Matthew Mendlegs miss'd a mangled Monkey, Where's the mangled Monkey Matthew Mendlegs miss'd?

N n

[Illustration: Neddy Noodle]

Neddy Noodle nipp'd his neighbour's Nutmegs; Did Neddy Noodle nip... Continue reading book >>




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