Imágenes de páginas

A Soaring Gosling, will fly as high as

A Dove or a Wasp. The Prince of Eckmuhl, (Marshal Davoust,) made his ECKMUHL.

Foes Obey. The Aspen Tree, • is sometimes called the ASPERN.

Heavy Asp. Walled Ground, - will stop the flight of WAGRAM.

A Thief or a Sea-boy. A Tall Hero, - makes his TALAVERA.

Foes Obey. An Army,

is usually in many ALMEIDA.

Fights. A Busy Crow, lives like BUSACO.

A Dove in the Woods. Bay Horses, in time of battle, BAROSSA.

Fight and Die. Prince Albert, is an officer, that in time of war, ALBUERA. would not be

Defeated. A Safe Gun, is one that you could stand by, SAGUNTUM. and

Fight a Day. A Salamander, could ride through a fire, in SALAMANCA.

A Hot Phaeton, A Smoker, - sometimes uses a pipe of SMOLENSKO.

Heavy Tin. A Pole-axe, was used by the Russians, when POLOTSK.


Fought with Ney. A Borrowed Dinner, is sometimes partaken, when a BORODINO.

A Thief to Dine. The Lustre, of Napoleon, was seen, when he LUTZEN.

Fought for a Home. Boston,

is a city of sober people, and BAUTZEN.


A Devout Home. Victory,

usually declares for those who VITTORIA.

Fight at Home. A Dressy Den, is not much like DRESDEN.

A Heavy Tomb,

man asks

Love-sickness, in the time of Napoleon, gave its


A Heavy Time. Jand,

is more solid than LAON.

A Wave of Water. A Quart of brass, would not make a good QUATRE BRAS.

Fiddle. The Battle of Waterloo, was terribly WATERLOO.

Fatal. Navarino Bonnets, used to be worn in the NAVARINO.

Evening. A War of Sorrow, was that between the Russians and WARSAW.

Poles, that is so much Famed A Mud Quay,

would not suit sailors MOODKEE.

Very Well. A Hollow Wall, is often built in the form of AliwaL.

A Heavy Arch Instructions. In the formulas for the Dates of American Battles, the month, day of the month, and year, are all represented. Each month is known by a number; January is number 1, February, 2, March, 3, April, 4, May, 5, June, 6, July, 7, August, 8, September, 9, October, 10, November, 11, and December, 12.

The Mnemotechnic Phrase stands first for the figure or figures that represent the number of the month : the next two articulations are for the day of the month, and the final two articulations represent the last two figures in the year; the judgment of the student deciding whether the Battle took place between the years 1700 and 1800, or since the year 1800. The student will observe that if the last two articulations in the formula stand for more than fifty, the number 17 must be prefixed, to make the date complete ; and if the last two figures are less than fifty, the number 18 must be prefixed.

Go Whenever a Phrase represents first a cipher, and next a figure 1, the learner will see that the month represented is January; but if the first articulation stands for a figure 1, then two articulations are to be taken for the month, which will show the month to be the 10th., 11th., or 12fth., or October, November or December.

Examples. 01. 03. 7 7. Princes,

usually live in se, te, se, me, ke, ghe. Princeton. A City with Some King. 1 1. 07. 1 1. A Little Canoe, . often takes te, te, se, ghe,te,de. TippecaNOE. AWet Tossing on the Tide.

The Battle of PRINCETON, it will be observed, was in the 1st. month (January), the 3rd. day, and in the year '77, or 1777.

The Battle of TIPPECANOE, was in the 11th. month (November), 7th. day, and in the year ’11, or 1811.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

American Battles.

1. QUEBEC; Wolfe, Br., vs, Montcalm, Fr., Sept. 13. 1759 LEXINGTON; Americans vs. British,

Apr. 19. 1775 BUNKER HILL; Howe vs. Putnam and Warren, June 17. 1775 FLATBUSH ; Howe, Br., vs. Putnam, Am., Aug. 26. 1776 WAITEPLAINS; Howe vs. Washington,

Oct. 28. 1776 TRENTON; Washington vs. Rahl, Br.,

Dec. 25. 1776 PRINCETON; Washington vs. Mawhood, Br., Jan. 3. 1777 BENNINGTON; Stark, Am., vs. Baum, Br., Aug. 16. 1777 BRANDYWINE; Howe vs. Washington,

Sept. 11. 1777 StilLWATER; Gates, Am., vs. Burgoyne, Br., Sept. 18. 1777 GERMANTown; Howe vs. Washington,

Oct. 4. 1777 SARATOGA; Gates vs. Burgoyne,

Oct. 17. 1777 Monmouth; Washington vs. Sir H. Clinton, Br., June 28. 1778 RHODE ISLAND; Sullivan, Am., vs. Pigott, Br., Aug. 29. 1778 Stono FERRY ; Lincoln, Am., vs. Maitland, Br., June 20. 1779 CAMDEN; Cornwallis, Br., ws. Gates,

Aug. 16. 1780 King's Mountain; Campbell, Am., vs. Ferguson, Oct. 7. 1780 CowPENS; Morgan, Am., vs. Tarleton, Br., Jan. 17. 1781 GUILFORD CT. HOUSE; Cornwallis vs. Greene, March 15. 1781 HOBKIRK's Hill; Lord Rawdon, Br., vs Greene, Apr. 25. 1781 Eutaw Springs ; Greene vs. Stuart, Br., Sept. 8. 1781 YORKTOWN; Washington vs. Cornwallis,

Oct. 19. 1781 MIAMI; Wayne, Am., vs. Indians,

Aug. 20. 1794 TIPPECANOE; Harrison, Am., vs. Indians,

Nov. 7. 1811 QUEENSTOWN; British vs. Americans,

Oct. 13. 1812 FRENCHTOWN; Proctor, Br., vs. Winchester, Am., Jan. 13. 1813 SACKET'S HARBOR; Brown, Am., vs. British, May 29. 1813 LAKE ERIE; Perry, Am., vs. Barclay, Br., Sept. 10. 1813 THAMES; Harrison vs. British and Indians, Oct. 5. 1813 CAIPPEWA; Brown vs. Riall, Br.,

July 5. 1814 BRIDGEWATER, or LUNDY'S LANE; Scott and Brown, Ams., vs. Drummond, Br.,

July 25. 1814 BLADENSBURG ; Ross, Br., vs. Winder, Am., Aug. 24. 1814 LK. CHAMPLAIN; McDonough, Am., vs. Downie, Sept. 11. 1814 PLATTSBURGH; Macomb, Am., vs. Prevost, Br., Sept. 11. 1814 BALTIMORE; Americans vs. Gen. Ross, Sept. 12. 1814 NEW ORLEANS; Jackson vs. Packenham,

Jan. 8. 1815 San JACINTO; Texans vs. Santa Anna, Mex., Apr. 21. 1836



[ocr errors]

American Battles.

2. PALO ALTO; Gen. Taylor, Am., vs. Mexicans, May 8. 1846 RESACA DE LA PALMA; Gen. Taylor vs. Mexicans, May 9. 1846 MONTEREY; Gen. Taylor, vs. Mexicans, Sept. 24. 1846 Buena Vista; Gen. Taylor vs. Santa Anna, Mex., Feb. 22. 1847 SACRAMENTO; Doniphan, Am., vs. Mexicans, Feb. 28. 1847 VERA Cruz; Gen. Scott, Am., vs. Mexicans, March 29. 1847 CERRO GORDO; Gen. Scott vs. Santa Anna, Mex., Apr. 17. 1847 CHURUBUSCO ; Gen. Scott vs. Santa Anna, Mex., Aug. 20. 1847 CHAPULTEPEC ; Gen. Scott vs. Mexicans, Sept. 13. 1847 MEXICO TAKEN ; Gen. Scott vs. Mexicans, Sept. 14. 1847

« AnteriorContinuar »