|Author:||Lye, Thomas, 1621-1684.|
|Title:||Reading and spelling English made easie. Wherein all the words of our English Bible are set down in an alphabetical order and divided into their distinct syllables. Together with the grounds of the English tongue laid in verse, wherein are couch't many moral precepts. By the help whereof, with Gods blessing, little children, and others of ordinary capacities, may in few months be enabled exactly to read and spell the whole Bible. By Tho. Lye, philanglus.|
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Reading and spelling English made easie. Wherein all the words of our English Bible are set down in an alphabetical order and divided into their distinct syllables. Together with the grounds of the English tongue laid in verse, wherein are couch't many moral precepts. By the help whereof, with Gods blessing, little children, and others of ordinary capacities, may in few months be enabled exactly to read and spell the whole Bible. By Tho. Lye, philanglus.
Lye, Thomas, 1621-1684.
London: printed for A. Maxwell for Tho. Parkhurst, and are to be sold at his shops at the Bible and three Crowns in Cheapside near Mercers-Chappel, and .., 
Publication date from Wing.
Imperfect; trimmed at foot, affecting imprint.
Reproduction of the original in the University of Illinois Library.
Bible -- Children's use -- Early works to 1800.
Reading -- Aids and devices -- Early works to 1800.
TO THE READER.
list of spellings
The Grounds of True Reading the English Tongue, laid in Verse; under which are couch't many useful Moral Precepts.
CHAP. I. Of the Twenty-six Letters.
CHAP. II. Of the Six Singl Vowels, a, e, i, o, u, y, as they change their sound; being sometimes sounded short, sometimes long, sometimes broad.
CHAP. III. Of the Six Vowels, when they are quiescent-or-not-sounded.
CHAP. IV. Of Singl Consonants as they change their sound, 3.
CHAP. V. Of Singl Consonants, that are quiescent-or-not-sounded, 12.
CHAP. VI. Of doubl Consonants initial, or that commonly begin syllabls, 41.
CHAP. VII. Of doubl Consonants, that change their sound, 6.
CHAP. VIII. Of doubl Consonants, 3, and çe which are not sounded: ch, gh, th.
CHAP, IX. Of doubl Consonants that are sometimes parted, 2, p-h, s-h.
CHAP. X. Of Trebl Consonants that begin syllabls, 14.
CHAP. XI. Of Proper Diphthongs, i. e. that is, Two Vowels so sounded together in one breath, that they both keep their sound. 7.
CHAP. XII. Of Proper Diphthongs, that change their sound, two, ai, ou.
CHAP. XIII. Of Proper Diphthongs that are parted into their several Vowels, 4.
CHAP. XIV. Of improper Diphthongs, i. e. such as lose, or change the sound of one, or both Vowels, 17.
CHAP. XV. Of Improper Diphthongs parted, and their Vowels distinctly sounded, 10.
CHAP. XVI. Of Triphthongs, i. e. that is, Three Vowels sounded together in one breath, viz. âw, eau, ew, ieu, ow, and īew, owe.
CHAP. XVII. An Ab╌stract of words, wherein are found the true sounds of âll the vow╌els, diph╌thongs, singl doŭbl, and trebl Con╌so╌nants, that be╌gin En╌glish words.
CHAP. XVIII. Of Fi╌nal Let╌ters, viz. to wit, 2, 3, 4, 5 Let╌ters, that end En╌glish words.
A Prayer before meat.
Thanks after Meat.
A Prayer for the Morning.
A Prayer for the Evening.