Tower's Little Primer, for the youngest class in primary school by Tower, Anna E.

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TOWER'S

LITTLE

PRIMER,

FOR THE

YOUNGEST CLASS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

[Illustration]

BY ANNA E. TOWER.

BOSTON: BROWN, TAGGARD & CHASE. 1857.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by

ANNA E. TOWER,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

ELECTROTYPED AT THE BOSTON STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY.

PREFACE.

Teachers will observe that only a FEW LETTERS _at a time_ are given to the pupil, and with them _words_ formed of those _few letters_. Thus the alphabet as presented to a child in detached portions, and each successive portion practically used in _words_ before the next is learned.

This method is claimed as a peculiar feature of this book, except so far as it is used in the "GRADUAL PRIMER."

The alphabets at the beginning of the book are for those who prefer to teach in the old way, and for all to learn the old order of arrangement.

No word is used in the book till it has first been given to the pupil in a spelling lesson.

This book will be an easy introduction to the "GRADUAL PRIMER," the First Reader of Tower's Series; also to his "PICTORIAL PRIMER;" and, in short, to _any_ Series of readers.

It is especially designed for the LOWEST CLASS in the primary schools, to encourage children by making their first step simple, easy, attractive, and interesting.

JANUARY, 1857.

+---+---+---+---+ | a | b | c | d | +---+---+---+---+ | e | f | g | h | +---+---+---+---+ | i | j | k | l | +---+---+---+---+ | m | n | o | p | +---+---+---+---+ | q | r | s | t | +---+---+---+---+ | u | v | w | x | +---+---+---+---+ [Illustration]| y | z |[Illustration] +---+---+

+-----+-----+----+-----+ | A a | B b | C c | D d | +-----+-----+-----+-----+ | E e | F f | G g | H h | +-----+-----+-----+-----+ | I i | J j | K k | L l | +-----+-----+-----+-----+ | M m | N n | O o | P p | +-----+-----+-----+-----+ | Q q | R r | S s | T t | +-----+-----+-----+-----+ | U u | V v | W w | X x | +-----+-----+-----+-----+ [Illustration]| Y y | Z z |[Illustration] +-----+-----+

+---+---+---+---+ | A | B | C | D | +---+---+---+---+ | E | F | G | H | +---+---+---+---+ | I | J | K | L | +---+---+---+---+ | M | N | O | P | +---+---+---+---+ | Q | R | S | T | +---+---+---+---+ | U | V | W | X | +---+---+---+---+ [Illustration]| Y | Z |[Illustration] +---+---+

[Illustration]

+---+ +---+ +---+ | e | | m | | w | +---+ +---+ +---+

+---------+ +---------+ | m e, me | | w e, we | +---------+ +---------+

+----+ +----+ | me | | we | +----+ +----+

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+---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ | e | | b | | h | | y | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+

+---------+ +---------+ | h e, he | | b e, be | +---------+ +---------+

+---------+ | y e, ye | +---------+

+----+ +----+ +----+ | he | | be | | ye | +----+ +----+ +----+

Me, we, he, be, ye.

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+---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ | I | | y | | b | | m | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+

+---------+ +---------+ | m y, my | | b y, by | +---------+ +---------+

+---+ +----+ +----+ | I | | my | | by | +---+ +----+ +----+

I, by, my.

[Illustration]

+---+ +---+ +---+ | l | | n | | o | +---+ +---+ +---+

+---------+ +---------+ | n o, no | | l o, lo | +---------+ +---------+

+---+ +----+ +----+ | O | | no | | lo | +---+ +----+ +----+

O, lo, no, I, by, my.

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+---+ +---+ +---+ | o | | g | | s | +---+ +---+ +---+

+---------+ +---------+ | g o, go | | s o, so | +---------+ +---------+

+----+ +----+ | go | | so | +----+ +----+

O no. Go so. I go so.

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+---+ +---+ +---+ | o | | d | | t | +---+ +---+ +---+

+---------+ +---------+ | d o, do | | t o, to | +---------+ +---------+

+----+ +----+ | do | | to | +----+ +----+

I do, we do; I do so.

[Illustration]

+---+ +---+ +---+ | a | | m | | n | +---+ +---+ +---+

+---------+ +---------+ | a m, am | | a n, an | +---------+ +---------+

+----+ +----+ | am | | an | +----+ +----+

Do we go? No; I am to go.

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+---+ +---+ +---+ +---+ | a | | s | | t | | x | +---+ +---+ +---+ +---+

+---------+ +---------+ | a t, at | | a s, as | +---------+ +---------+

+---------+ | a x, ax | +---------+

+----+ +----+ +----+ | at | | as | | ax | +----+ +----+ +----+

[Illustration]

+---+ +---+ +---+ | i | | n | | s | +---+ +---+ +---+

+---------+ +---------+ | i n, in | | i s, is | +---------+ +---------+

+----+ +----+ | in | | is | +----+ +----+

Am I in? No. He is in.

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+---+ +---+ +---+ | i | | f | | t | +---+ +---+ +---+

+---------+ +---------+ | i f, if | | i t, it | +---------+ +---------+

+----+ +----+ | if | | it | +----+ +----+

Is it he? It is he. It is in.

[Illustration]

+---+ +---+ +---+ | o | | n | | f | +---+ +---+ +---+

+---------+ +---------+ | o n, on | | o f, of | +---------+ +---------+

+----+ +----+ | on | | of | +----+ +----+

I am on it, he is in it.

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+---+ +---+ +---+ | o | | r | | x | +---+ +---+ +---+

+---------+ +---------+ | o r, or | | o x, ox | +---------+ +---------+

+----+ +----+ | or | | ox | +----+ +----+

It is an ox, he is my ox.

[Illustration]

+---+ +---+ +---+ | u | | p | | s | +---+ +---+ +---+

+---------+ +---------+ | u p, up | | u s, us | +---------+ +---------+

+----+ +----+ | up | | us | +----+ +----+

Lo, it is up. He is up.

[Illustration]

+---+ +---+ +---+ | c | | v | | z | +---+ +---+ +---+

+---+ +---+ +---+ | j | | k | | q | +---+ +---+ +---+

Ye do go. We go so.

We do go on. We do so.

[Illustration]

+-----------+ +-----------+ | b ee, bee | | s ee, see | +-----------+ +-----------+

+-----------+ +-----------+ | sh e, she | | th e, the | +-----------+ +-----------+

+-----+ +-----+ +-----+ +-----+ | bee | | see | | she | | the | +-----+ +-----+ +-----+ +-----+

It is a bee. See the bee.

+-----+-------+-------+-----+ | am | | an | +-----+[Illustration] +----+ | at | | ax | +-----+ +-----+ | if | | in | +-----+ +-----+ | is | | it | +-----+-------+-------+-----+ | of | on | or | ox | +-----+-------+-------+-----+ | up | us | by | my | +-----+-------+-------+-----+ | go | no | lo | so | +-----+-------+-------+-----+ | be | he | me | we | +-----+-------+-------+-----+ | ye | to | do | as | +-----+-------+-------+-----+ | bee | see | the | she | +-----+-------+-------+-----+

[Illustration]

+-----+-----+-----+ | her | run | can | +-----+-----+-----+

I am on it. Ye go on. We go on. It is on. It is up. See me go on. She is up. He is on. She is by me. I see it. See her go. I can see it run.

[Illustration]

+-----+-----+-----+ | cat | hen | egg | +-----+-----+-----+

It is a hen. We can see the hen. A hen can eat. The hen can go. A hen can see. She is up. See her go on. It is my hen. We can eat the egg of a hen.

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+-----+-----+-----+ | boy | and | dog | +-----+-----+-----+

The boy and his dog. It is my dog. See me and my dog. The dog is by me. He can run, and so can I run. The dog can eat. I am to go, and my dog is to go.

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+-----+-----+-----+ | man | bag | put | +-----+-----+-----+

I see a man and a bag. He can put the bag in. The man can do it. I am in. She is in. Put the bag in, so we can go on. Kate is in, and she is to go. The man is to go.

+------+------+--------+-------+ | bind | will | things | all | +------+------+--------+-------+ | him | flat | great | sit | +------+------+--------+-------+ | not | hold | small | yet | +------+------+--------+-------+ | old | feed | kind | how | +------+------+--------+-------+ | wet | tree | loves | close | +------+------+--------+-------+ | but | skin | home | draw | +------+------+--------+-------+ | may | this | with | like | +------+------+--------+-------+ | get | load | once | full | +------+------+--------+-------+ | for | glad | more | good | +------+------+--------+-------+ | sky | fly | side | now | +------+------+--------+-------+ | put | way | who | get | +------+------+--------+-------+

[Illustration]

+------+-----+------+ | doll | new | here | +------+-----+------+

Here is a doll. It is a new doll. The new doll is for Kate. Can the doll see? No, but we can see the doll. Kate is glad to get the new doll.

[Illustration]

+------+-------+------+ | look | mouth | poor | +------+-------+------+

Look at the cat. She has a bird in her mouth. She will eat the bird. Poor bird! it can not fly now. See the cat run.

[Illustration]

+------+------+------+ | rain | line | fish | +------+------+------+

Here is a man in the rain. He is by the tree. He will be wet to the skin. I see his line, but I do not see a fish yet. Look at him! How close he is now to the old tree.

[Illustration]

+-------+------+-----+ | skate | sled | ice | +-------+------+-----+

Jane is on the ice. She can skate. Kate can not skate, but she may sit on the sled. John can skate and draw her on the sled.

[Illustration]

+-------+-------+------+ | horse | white | ride | +-------+-------+------+

See Grace ride on her white horse. It is good for her to ride. The dog is glad to run by her side.

[Illustration]

+------+------+------+ | boat | pond | sail | +------+------+------+

See the boat sail on the pond. It is a flat boat. I see a man sit on the side. The boat is full.

[Illustration]

+-----+-------+------+ | rye | field | cart | +-----+-------+------+

Here is Jane in a field; her dog is with her. The men load the cart with rye. A man is on the cart.

[Illustration]

+-------+------+------+ | tries | does | calf | +-------+------+------+

Look at the great boy; see him hold the calf. The small boy tries to feed the calf, but the calf will not eat; he does not like this new way. The calf is a great pet.

[Illustration]

+--------+------+-------+ | points | asks | gives | +--------+------+-------+

Here is Kate once more. She points up to the sky, and asks if it is the home of God, who is so good and kind to all, who loves us, and gives us all things.