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Potatoes were first cultivated in the United States, by some industrious and

Good Boy. Thread was first made in Great Britain, and done up in

A Skein New. Stereotype printing invented by Ged, is nicer work than digging

A Canal The Diamond mines of Brazil, produce a stone that is more valuable than

Cameos. The Quadrant invented by Godfrey, is divided into

Degrees. Since Chain-bridges were constructed, they have afforded a passage for many

A Cart. Since Bank notes were first issued, they have been the cause of many

A Quarrel. Handkerchiefs made at Paisley, are much like

A Scarf China-ware made in England, is manufactured while the

Clay is New New Style was introduced into England, and some

days added, as the year was on the Decline. Identity of Lightning and Electricity was discovered by

Franklin, while in the Pennsylvania Colony. The First Canal in England, the Duke of Bridgewater's,

A Thick Lock. Achromatic Lenses invented by Dollond, are more trans

Thick Lava Crayon drawing invented by Bonnett, is now practiced by many

A School-boy. The Chronometer invented by Sir John Harrison, is a time-piece that will

Tick Each Year. Longitude was first discovered by Sir John Harrison,

with his Chronometer, that would Tick Each Year. The Spinning Jenny invented by Arkwright, made spinning

Dog-cheap. Lightning-rods were invented by Franklin, who receiv. ed for his invention the homage of


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parent than

Hydrogen Gas discovered by Cavendish, will burn quicker than

Cocoa Oil Oxygen Gas was discovered to be a part of atmospheric air, by some philosopher or

Gay King. Tar and Pitch were first made from pit-coal at Bristol, and

Stuck in a Cup. The Argand Lamp was invented, and used in lighting

Caves. Banks were first established in the United States, to negotiate loans, not to make

A Gift. The Planet Herschel was discovered by Sir Wm. Her.

schel, who received from his sovereign A Gift. Air-balloons were first used by Mongolfier, who soared above the clouds, and thought it

Gay Fun. Sunday schools were first established in England by

Raikes, and they have made immortal their Giver. The Power-loom invented by Arkwright, has driven weaving from nearly every

Oak Hovel. Agricultural Societies established in England, showed how to drive

A Calf in a Yoke. Mesmerism or Animal Magnetism, has put every one

Qui Vive. The Rail-roads first built in England, had cars that would

Out-walk a Boat. The Money first coined in the United States, was probably

A Thick Penny. The Cotton-gin was invented by Whitney, to clean the cotton of every

Twig and Beny, Vaccination was first practiced by Dr. Jenner, a London physician, who had a splendid

Equipage Galvanism discovered by Galvani, is nearly powerful

enough to bring to life An Oak Bee-hive. Lithography invented by Schenefelder, is an elegant way to copy

Faces. The Planet Ceres was discovered by Piazzi, some years before the discovery of


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The Planet Pallas was discovered by Olbers, perhaps while taking

A View of the Sun. Life-boats invented by Greathead, show on the stormy ocean,

A Safe Scene. Steel pens were first made, and used in nearly every

Office and Home. The Planet Juno was discovered by Hardinge, but it

did not, like the goddess Juno, have A Face of War. Phrenology was discovered by Dr. Gall, who could by that Science detect

A Thief Easily. The Mnemotechnic Alphabet was invented, and if you

can hear lectures on the subject, 1 Advise you to Go. The Planet Vesta was discovered by Olbers, while taking

A View of the Sky. Steam first used to propel boats, made them run faster than

A Heavy Scow. Lancasterian Schools established in Europe, had some

Devotees. Gas first used for lighting streets in London, made the nights as light as

A Feather. The Kaleidoscope invented by Brewster, exhibits as

brilliant colors as we see in a peacock's Feather. The Steam cars first used in England, went very

Swiftly. Infant Schools were first established, in

A Devout Age. The Safety Lamp invented by Davy, has prevented many an explosion and fatal

Feu-de-joie. Musical Boxes when first invented, could be played

Fatigue. Engraving on steel was first invented by Perkins, who received for his services

A Fat Fee. Gas first used for lighting streets in the United States, made the night as light as

A Fine Day Egyptian Hieroglyphics were first deciphered by Cham

pollion, though they are not yet Half Knowa.

without any

McAdamizing streets was commenced in London by

McAdam, who laid paving stones in A Fine Row. The Hydrostatic bed was invented, to afford rest in the

Evening The Stomach Pump was invented, to have a safer in

strument to put in the stomach than A Heavy Knife. The Electro-Magnetic Telegraph was invented, that

letters could go by lightning and Save Money Sea-water purified for drinking, will quench thirst better than

Foam or Air, Daguerreotype portraits were taken by Daguerre, who

could copy a landscape, making A Heavy Map Penny postage established by Rowland Hill, forwards all

letters for a penny that are sealed with Wafers. Gutta Percha, a late discovery, is used in many

A Tavem, Mnemotechny now taught in the United States, will soon be known

Everywhere. Postage was reduced to five and ten cents by Congress, the members acting their own

Free Will. The Planet Neptune, discovered by Le Verriere, looked to him brighter than

An Ivory Watch. Gun-cotton, first made by Schonbein, makes

A Fiery Show. The Perfect Alphabet invented by Dr. Comstock, should

be used through all future time, and in Every Age. Letheon and Chloroform, will prevent all sharp pains, and

Every Ache. The Sewing Machine, invented by Thimonnier, has needles as sharp as

A Fork Instructions.

The learner has now come to a new principle in Mnemo -technic Science. It is that of rhymes, or Homophonic Anal. ogies.* Most learners on looking at the first application of this principle, are prepossessed against it. Some well-informed persons have at once condemned the whole principle. Let them not be too hasty to reject a principle sanctioned by Feinaigle, Aimé Paris and others. At least, give it an examination before condemning it. The circumstances under which we use Homophonic Analogies or rhymes, are numerous. We use them in all cases of Sta. tistics connected with proper Names or Scientific terms, and also in Definitions learned by Mnemotechny, like the Senti. ments of Flowers, which will be explained in connection with that subject. The varieties of Statistical Science where we use the principle, are, Dates of Battles, Eras of Distinguished Men, Tables of Sovereigns or Presidents; Latitudes and Longitudes of places, lengths of Rivers, heights of Mountains, &c., in Geography; Specific Gravities, Chemical Equivalents, &c., in Chemistry; Distances, Time, &c., in Astronomy; and all other cases where figures are to be remembered in connection with proper names of persons or places, or technical terms in any of the Sciences. It is that natural or easily acquired method of associating difficult and unknown words or names with terms that are more familiar

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* Homophonic is derived from the two Greek words buos like, and pwen sound, -Hence Homophonic-like sounding. A Homophonic Analogyma like sounding phrase.

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