found in any language.
In the early history of the world, throughout
certain portions of Europe, a distinct occupa-
tion was that of the shepherd, whose duty was to
care for the flocks, as they roamed in the val-
leys and among the hills. Leading thus a life
of dreamy ease among the charms of nature,
the shepherds of better culture took readily to
the writing of verse, which poetry, usually de-
scriptive of rustic life, became known as Pas-
This class of poetry includes the poems that
relate to country scenes, and the quiet, the sim-
plicity, and the happiness found in rural life.
Of these may be included, in modern poems,
"The Old Oaken Bucket," "The Sower,"
"Twenty Years Ago," "Maud Muller," and
others of like character.
Didactic poetry pertains chiefly to the medi-
tative and instructive, and includes such poems
as Bryant's " Thanatopsis," Campbell's " Pleas-
ures of Hope," Thomson's "Seasons," Pope's
" E^say on Man," and kindred poems.
Kinds of Poems.
ARIOUS kinds of poems are known by
certain names, which are denned as
Odes. Sacred hymns, such as are sung in
Paeans. Songs of praise and triumph.
Ballads. An easy form of descriptive verse,
written in such style as to be easily sung by the
people, who may have little acquaintance with
* From the Latin word pastor, a shepherd.
NAMES OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF POEMS.
Epigrams. A short poem, witty and concise,
treating of a single subject, usually ending with
an unexpected, ingeniously expressed natural
Sonnets. The Sonnet is a poetical composi-
tion, consisting of fourteen lines, so constructed
that the first eight lines shall contain but two
rhymes, and the last six but two more ; and so
arranged that, in the first part, the first line is
made to rhyme with the fourth, fifth, and eighth
the second rhyming with the third, sixth, and
seventh, while in the second part, the first, third,
and fifth ; and the second, fourth, and sixth also
rhyme with each other, as shown in the following:
" The blithe birds of the summer tide are flown ;
Cold, motionless, and mute, stands all the wood,
Save as the restless wind, in mournful mood,
Strays through the tossing limbs with saddest moan.
The leaves it wooed with kisses, overblown
By gusts capricious, pitiless and rude,
Lie dank and dead amid the solitude ;
Where-through it waileth, desolate and lone.
But with a clearer splendor sunlight streams
Athwart the bare, slim branches ; and on high
Each star, in Night's rich coronal that beams,
Pours down in tenser brilliance on the eye ;
Till dazzled Fancy finds her gorgeous dreams
Outshone in beauty by the autumn sky."
Cantatas. The Cantata is a musical composi-
tion, partaking of the nature of an anthem, be-
ing intermixed with airs and recitatives ; and
may be adapted to a single voice, or many.
Charades. The Charade may be in either
prose or poetry, and contains as a subject a
word of two syllables, each forming a distinct
word ; these to be concealed in an enigmatical
description, first separately and then together.
Canzonets. A short song consisting of one,
two, or three parts is termed a Canzonet. The
following, of two parts, is an illustration.
BLACK EYES AND BLUE.
Black eyes most dazzle in the hall ;
Blue eyes most please at evening fall.
The black a conquest soonest gain ;
The blue a conquest most retain ;
The black bespeak a lively heart
Whose soft emotions soon depart ;
The blue a steadier flame betray,
That burns and lives beyond a day ;
The black may features best disclose ;
In blue may feelings all repose :
Then let each reign without control,
The black all MIND the blue all SOUL.
Epitaphs. An Epitaph is usually a stanza in
poetry, which follows the inscription on a tomb-
Satires. The Satire is a poem used in ex-
posing folly and wickedness, in keen, cutting
words ; holding the same up to ridicule and
Parodies. A ludicrous imitation of a serious
subject, usually in rhyme, is termed a Parody ,
" Hands that the rod of empire might have swayed
Close at my elbow stir their lemonade."
Prologues. The Prologue is a short poem, in-
troductory to a play or discourse, usually re-
cited before the performance begins.
Epiloguss. The Epilogue is a short poem,
which frequently reviews the principal inci-
dents of the play, delivered by one of the
actors at the close of a dramatic performance.
Impromptus. An Impromptu is a poetical com-
position, made at the moment, without previous
Acrostics. An Acrostic is a stanza of several
lines, the first letters of which, taken in their
order from top to bottom, make a word or sen-
Friendship, thou 'rt false ! I hate thy flattering smile !
Return to me those years I spent in vain,
In early youth, the victim of thy guile,
Each joy took wing, ne'er to return again
Ne'er to return ; for, chilled by hopes deceived,
Dully the slow-paced hours now move along ;
So changed the time, when, thoughtless, I believed
Her honeyed words, and heard her syren song.
If e'er, as me, she lure some youth to stray,
Perhaps, before too late, he '11 listen to my lay.
* See chapter on Epitaphs.
THE POET S ASSISTANT IN MAKING RHYME.
[Vocabulary of ^Rhymes,
The Poet's Hand-Book in Making Rhyme.
EREWITH will be found a
Vocabulary of Rhymes, from
"Walker's Rhyming Diction-
ary," exhibiting the various
perfect and allowable rhymes,
which are so arranged that
any desired word in rhyme can
be readily found.
Bah, cab, dab, inab, nab, blab, crab, drab, scab, stab. Allowable
rhymes, babe, astrolabe, etc.
Ace, dace, pace, face, lace, mace, race, brace, chace, grace, place,
space, trace, apace, cliface, ifTaee, disgrace, displace, misplace, i m-
brace, grimace, interlace, n. trace, populace, etc. 1'erfect rhymes, base,
case, abase, debase, etc. Allowable rhymes, grass, glass, etc., peace,
c^ase, etc., dn,ss, less, etc.
Attach, detach, etc. Perfect rhymes, batch, match, etc. Allowable
rhymes, fetch, wretch, etc.
Back, cack, hack, jack, lack, pack, quack, tack, sack, rack, black,
clack, crack, knack, slack, suack, stack, track, wrack, attack, zodiac,
d, inoniac, symposiac, almanac. Allowable rhymes, bake, take, etc.,
neck, spv.ck, etc.
Act, fact, pact, tract, attract, abstract, extract, compact, contract, de-
tract, distract, exact, protract, enact, infract, subtract, transact, cata-
ract, with the preterits and participles of verbs in ack, as backed,
hacked, etc. AUowdblt rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs
in, ake, as baked, caked, etc.
Add, bad, dad, gad, had, lad, mud, pad, sad, brad, clad, glad, plad,
chad, etc. Allowable rhymes, cade, fade, etc., glede, bead, read, etc.
Cade, fade, made, jade, lade, wacK-, blade, glade, shade, spade, trade,
degrade, evade, dissuade, invade, p rsiiade, blockade, brigade, espla-
nade, cavalcade, masquerade, renegade, retrograde, serenade, ambus-
ca.de, cannonade, pallisade, etc. Perfect, rhymes, aid, maid, braid,
afraid, upbraid, etc., ((nil the preterits and participles of verbs in ay,
ey, and eigh, as played, obeyed, weighed, etc. Allowable rhymes, ad,
bad, etc., bed, dead, etc., bead, mead, etc., heed, need, etc.
Safe, chafe, vouchsafe, etc. Allowable rhymes, leaf, sheaf, etc., deaf,
etc., laugh, staff, etc.
Gaff, chaff, draff, quaff, staff, engraff, epitaph, cenotaph, paragraph,
etc. Perfect rhyme, laugh. Allowable rhymes, safe, chafe, etc.
Aft, haft, raft, waft, craft, shaft, abaft, graft, draft, ingraft, handi-
craft. Prrfrc.t rhymes, draught, the preterits and purl tables of verbs
in aff ami nugh, as quaffed, laughed, etc. Allowable rhijnu-x, /'he pre-
terits and participles of verbs in afe, as chafed, vouchsafed, etc.
Bag, en.';:, fag, gag, nag, quag, rag, tag, wag, brag, crag, drag, flag,
knag, shag, snag, stag, wrag, scrag, Brobdiguag.
Age, cage, gage, page, rage, sage, wage, stage, swage, assuage, en-
gage, disengage, enrage, presage, appendage, concubinage, heritage,
hermitage, parentage, parsonage, personage, pasturage, patronage, pil-
grimage, villanage, equipage. Allowable rhymes, edge, wedge, etc.,
liege, siege, oblige, etc.
AID. see ADE.
AIGIIT, see ATE.
A1GX, see ANE.
Ail, bail, fail, hail, jail, mail, nail, pail, quail, rail, sail, tail, wail,
flail, frail, snail, trail, assail, avail, detail, bewail, entail, prevail,
retail, countervail, etc. Perfect rhymes, ale. bale, dale, g_ale, hale, male,
pale, sale, tale, vale, wale, scale, stale, swale, whale, impale, exhale,
regale, veil, nightingale, etc. Allowable rhymes, peal, steal, etc., bell,
AIM, see AME.
Cain, blaiu, brain, chain, fain, gain, grain, lain, main, pain, rain,
vain, wain, drain, plain, slain, Spain, stain, swain, train, twain, sprain,
strain, abstain, amain, attain, complain, contain, constrain, detain,
disdain, distrain, enchain, entertain, explain, maintain, ordain, per-
tain, obtain, refrain, regain, remain, restrain, retain, sustain, apper-
tain. Perfect rhymes, bane, cane, dane, crane, fane, jane, lane, mane,
plane, vane, wane, profane, hurricane, etc., deign, arraign, campaign,
etc., feign, reign, etc., vein, rein, ttc. Allowable rhymes, lean, mean,
etc., queen,, seen, etc., ban, can, etc., den, pen, etc.
Faint, paint, plaint, quaint, saint, taint, acquaint, attaint, complaint,
constraint, restraint, etc. Perfect rhyme, feint. Allowable rhymes,
cant, pant, etc., lent, rent, etc.
AIR, see ARE.
AISE, see AZE.
AIT, see ATE.
AITII, see ATII.
AIZE, 'see AZE.
Ake, bake, cake, lake, make, quaki-, rake, sake, take, wake, brake,
drake, flake, shake, snake, stake, strake. spake, awake, b, take, for-
sake mistake, partake, overtake, undi rtake, 1>> spak<-. /'< rf< /
break, steak, etc. Allowable rhymes, back, rack, etc., beck, deck, etc.,
speak, weak, etc.
Cabal, canal, animal, admiral, cannibal, capital, cardinal, comical,
conjugal, corporal, criminal, critical, festival, funeral, g< neral, hospi-
tal, interval, liberal, madrigal, literal, magical, mineral, mystical,
musical, natural, original, pastoral, pedestal, personal, physical, poet-
ical, political, principal, prodigal, prophetical, rational, satirical, re-
ciprocal, rhetorical, several, temporal, tragical, tyrannical, carnival,
schismatical, whimsical, arsenal. Allowable rhymes, all, ball, etc., ail,
mail, etc., ale, pale, etc.
Bald, scald, emerald, etc. Perfect rhymes, 'the. preterits and parti-
ciples of verbs in all, aul, and awl, as called, mauled, crawled, etc.
ALE, see AIL.
Calf, half, behalf, etc. Allowable rhymes, staff, laugh, etc.
Balk, chalk, stalk, talk, walk, calk, etc. Perfect rhyme, hawk. Al-
lowable rhymes, sock, clock, etc.
All, ball, call, etc. P< rf< ct rfiymi . - . awl. b:iwl, brawl,
sprawl, squall. Allowable rhymes, cabal, equivocal, etc.
VOCABULARY OF RHYMES.
Calm, halm, becalm, psalm, palm, embalm, etc., wliose plurals and
third persons singular rhyme tvitfi alms, as calms, becalms, etc.
Halt, malt, exalt, salt, vault, assault, default, arid fault, (fie last of
which is, by Pope, rhymed with thought, bought, etc.
Calve, halve, salve, valve.
Am, clam, ham, pam, ram, cram, dram, flam, sham, swam, epigram,
anagram, etc. Perfect rhymes, dam, lamb. Allowable rhymes, damo,
Blame, came, dame, same, flame, fame, frame, game, lame, name,
tame, shame, inflame, became, defame, misname, misbecame, over-
came, etc. Perfect rhymes aim, claim, maim, acclaim, declaim, t x-
clairn, proclaim, reclaim. Allowable rhymtx, dam, ham, etc., hem,
them, etc., theme, scheme, etc., dream, gltam, etc.
Camp, champ, cramp, damp, stamp, vamp, lamp, clamp, decamp,
Ban, can, dan, man, nan, pan, ran, tan, van, bran, plan, scan, span,
than, unman, fore-ran, began, trepan, courtezan, partisan, artisan,
Etlican, caravan, etc. Allowable rhymes, bane, cane, plain, mane, etc.,
tan, lean, wan, swan, etc., gone, upon, etc.
Chance, dance, glance, lance, trance, prance, entrance, romance,
advance, mischance, complaisance, circumstance, countenance, di liv-
erance, consonance, dissonance, extravagance, ignorance, inheri-
tance, maintenance, temperance, intemperance, exhorbitance, ordi-
nance, concordance, sufferance, sustenance, utterance, arrogance,
vigilance, expanse, enhance.
Branch, stanch, blanch, ranch, hanch. Perfect rhymes, launch,
paUnCh ' AND.
And, band, hand, land, rand, sand, brand, bland, grand, gland,
stand, strand, command, demand, countermand, disband, expand,
withstand, understand, reprimand, contraband, etc. Allowable rhyme*,
wand, fond, bond, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in
ain and eau, as remained, leaned, etc.
ANE, see AIN.
Bang, fang, gang, hang, pang, tang, twang, sang, rang, harangue,
clang. Allowable rhymes, song, long, etc.
Change, grange, range, strange, estrange, arrange, exchange, inter-
change. Allowable rhymes, revenge, avenge, etc.
Rank, blank, shank, clank, dank, drank, slank, frank, spank, stank,
lank, plank, prank, rank, thank, disrank, mountebank, etc.
ANSE, see ANCE.
Ant, cant, chant, grant, pant, plant, rant, slant, aslant, complaisant,
displant, enchant, gallant, implant, recant, supplant, transplant, ab-
sonant, adamant, arrogant, combatant, consonant, cormorant, pro-
testant, significant, visitant, covenant, dissonant, disputant, elegant,
elephant, exorbitant, conversant, extravagant, ignorant, insignificant,
inhabitant, militant, predominant, sycophant, vigilant, petulant, etc.
Allowable rhymes, faint, paint, etc. See AINT and ENT.
Cap. gap, hap, lap, map, nap, pap, rap, sap, tap, chap, clap, trap,
flap, knap, slap, snap, wrap, scrap, strap, enwrap, entrap, mishap, etc.
Allowable rhymes, cape, tape, etc., cheap, heap, and swap.
Ape, cape, chape, grape, rape, scrape, shape, escape, mape, crape,
tape, etc. Allowable rhymes, heap, keep, etc.
APH, see AFF.
Lapse, elapse, relapse, perhaps, and the plurals of nouns and third
persons singular of (he present tense in ap, as caps, maps, etc., he saps,
he laps, etc. Alloivable rhymes, the plurals of nouns and third persons
singular of verbs in ape and cap, as apes, he apes, heaps, he heaps, etc.
Apt, adapt, etc. Rhymes, the preterits and participles of the verbs in
ap, an tapped, slapped, etc. Allowable rhymes, the preterits and par-
ticiples of the verbs in ape, as aped, escaped, etc.
Bar, car, far, jar, mar, par, tar, spar, scar, star, chair, afar, debar,
nnbar, catarrh, particular, perpendicular, secular, angular, regular,
popular singular, titular, vinegar, scimitar, calendar, collender. Per-
fect rhyme, the plural verb are. Allowable rhymes, bare, prepare, etc.,
pair repair, wear, tear, war, etc., and words ending in er or or, having
the accent on the last syllable, or last but two.
Barb, garb, etc.
Farce, parse, Mars, etc. Allowable rhyme, scarce.
Arch, march, parch, starch, countermarch, etc.
Bard, card, guard, hard, lard, nard, shard, yard, bombard, discard,
regard, interlard, retard, disregard, etc., and the preterits and parti-
ciples of verbs in ar, as barred, scarred, etc. Allowable rhymes, cord,
Ward, award, reward, etc. Allowable rhymes, hard, card, see the last
article, hoard, lord, bird, curd, and the preterits and participles of the
verbs in ar, or, and ur, as barred, abhorred, incurred, etc.
Bare, care, dare, fare, hare, mare, pare, tare, rare, ware, flare, glare,
scare, share, snare, spare, square, stare, sware, prepare, aware, beware
compare, declare, ensnare. Perfect rhymes, air, hair, fair, lair, pair
chair, stair, affair, debonnair, despair, impair, repair, etc., bear, pear
swtar, tear, wear, forbear, forswear, ete., there, were, where, ere, e'er
ne'er, elsewhere, whate'er, howe'er, howsoe'er, whene'er, where'er
etc., heir, coheir, their. Allowable rhymes, bar, car, etc., err, prefer
and hear, here, etc., regular, singular, war, etc.
Unawares. Rhymes, theirs, and the plurals of nouns and third per-
sons singular of verbs in are, air, eir, ear, as care, he cares, pair, he
pairs, heirs, bear, he bears, etc. The allowable rhymes are the plurals
of nouns and the third persons singular of verbs which are atlowed to
rhyme with the termination ars, as bars, cars, errs, prefers, etc.
Scarf. Allowable rhymes, dwarf, wharf.
Barge, charge, large, targe, discharge, o'ercharge, surcharge, en-
large. Allowable rhymes, verge, emerge, gorge, forge, urge, etc.
Bark, cark, dark, dark, lark, mark, park, shark, spark, stark, em-
bark, remark, etc. Allowable rhymes, cork, fork, etc.
Snarl, marl, parl. Allowable rhymes, curl, furl, etc.
Arm, barm, charm, farm, harm, alarm, disarm. Allowable rhymes,
warm, swarm, storm, etc.
Barn, yarn, etc. Allowable rhymes, warn, forewarn, etc., horn, morn,
Warn, forewarn. Perfect rhymes, horn, morn, etc. Allowable
rhymes, barn, yarn, etc.
Carp, harp, sharp, counterscarp, etc. Allowable rhyme, warp.
Harsh, marsh, etc.
Art, cart, dart, hart, mart, part, smart tart, start, apart, depart,
impart, dispart, counterpart. Perfect rhymes, heart, etc. Allowable
rhymes, wart, thwart, etc., hurt, etc., dirt, flirt, etc., pert, etc.
ART (sounded ORT).
Wart, thwart, etc. Perfect rhymes, short, retort, etc. Alloivable
rhymes, art, sport, court, etc.
ARTH, see EARTH.
Barye, starve, etc. Allowable rhymes, nerve, deserve, etc.
Was. Alloicable rhymes, has, as.
Ass, brass, class, grass, lass, mass, pass, alas, amass, cuirass, repass,
surpass, morass, etc. Allowable rhymes, base, face, deface, etc., loss,
ASE. see ACE.
Ash, cash, dash, clash, crash, flash, gash, gnash, hash, lash, plash,
rash, thrash, slash, trash, abash, etc. Allowable rhymes, wash, quash,
etc., leash, etc.
Wash, quash, etc. Allowable rhymes, cash, dash, etc.
Ask, task, bask, cask, flask, mask.
Asp, clasp, gasp, grasp, hasp. Allowable rhymes, wasp, etc.
Cast, last, blast, mast, past, vast, fast, aghast, avast, forecast, over-
cast, outcast, repast. Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of
verbs in ass, s classed, amassed, etc. Allowable rhymes, the preterits
and participles of verbs in ace, as placed, etc. Nouns and verbs in
aste, as taste, waste, etc.
Baste, chaste, haste, paste, taste, waste, distaste. Perfect rhymes,
waist, and the preterits and participles of verbs in ace, as faced, placed,
THE POET'S ASSISTANT IN MAKING RHYME.
etc. Allowable rhymes, cast, fast, etc., best, nest, etc., and the preter-
its and participles of verbs in ess, as messed, dressed, etc.
At, bat, cat, hat, fat, mat, pat, sat, rat, tat, vat, brat, chat, flat, plat,
sprat, that, giiat. Allowable rhymes, bate, hate, etc.
Catch, match, hatch, latch, patch, scratch smatch, snatch, despatch.
Bate, date, fate, gate, grate, hate, tate. mate, pate, plate, prate, rate,
Bate, state, scnte, slate, abate, belate, collate, create, debate, elate, di-
late, estate, ingrate, innate, rebate, relate, sedate, translate, abdicate,
abominate, abrogate, accelerate, accommodate, accumulate, accurate,
adequate, affectionate, advocate, adulterate, aggravate, agitate, alien-
ate, animate, annihilate, antedate, anticipate, antiquate, arbitrate,
arrogate, articulate, assassinate, calculate, capitulate, captivate, cele-
brate, circulate, coagulate, commemorate, commiserate, communi-
cate, compassionate, confederate, congratulate, congregate, conse-
crate, contaminate, corroborate, cultivate, candidate, co-operate,
considerate, consulate, capacitate, debilitate, dedicate, degenerate,
delegate, deliberate, denominate, depopulate, dislocate, deprecate,
discriminate, derogate, dissipate, delicate, disconsolate, desperate,
deprecate, educate, effeminate, elevate, emulate, estimate, elaborate,
equivocate, eradicate, evaporate, exaggerate, exasperate, expostulate,
exterminate, extricate, facilitate, fortunate, generate, gratulate, hesi-
tate, illiterate, illuminate, irritate, imitate, immoderate, impetrate,
importunate, imprecate, inanimate, innovate, instigate, intemperate,
intimate, intimidate, intoxicate, intricate, invalidate, inveterate, invio-
late, legitimate^ magistrate, meditate, mitigate, moderate, necessitate,
nominate, obstinate, participate, passionate, penetrate, perpetrate, ptr-
souate, potentate, precipitate, predestinate, predominate, premeditate,
prevaricate, procrastinate, profligate, prognosticate, propagate, re-
criminate, regenerate, regulate, reiterate, reprobate, reverberate,
ruminate, separate, sophisticate, stipulate, subjugate, subordinate,
suffocate, terminate, tolerate, temperate, vindicate, violate, unfor-
tunate. Perfect rhymes, bait, plait, strait, wait, await, great. Nearly
perfect rhymes, eight, weight, height, straight. Allowable rhymes,
beat, heat, etc., bat, cat, etc., bet. wet, etc.
Bath, path, etc. Allowable rhymes, hath, faith, etc.
Bathe, swathe, lathe, rathe.
AUB, see OB.
AUCE, see AUSE.
AUCH, see OACH.
Fraud, laud, applaud, defraud. Perfect rhymes, broad, abroad, bawd ;
and the preterits and participles of verbs in aw, as gnawed, sawed, etc.
Allowable rhymes, odd, nod, etc., ode, bode, etc., also the word load.
Cave, brave, gave, grave, crave, lave, nave, knave, pave, rave, save,
shave, slave, stave, wave, behave, deprave, engrave, outbrave, forgave,
misgave, architrave. Allowable rhyme, the auxilliary verb have.
AUGH, see AFF.
AUGHT, see OUGHT.
[AULT, see ALT.
Launch, paunch, haunch, staunch, etc.
AUNCE, see ONSE.
Aunt, daunt, gaunt, haunt, jaunt, taunt, vaunt, avaunt. Perfect
rhymes, slant, aslant. Allowable rhymes, want, etc., pant, cant, etc.
Cause, pause, clause, applause, because. Perfect rhymes, the plurals
of nounx, and third persons singular of verbs in aw, as laws, he draws,
etc. Allowable rhyme, was.
AUST, see OST.
Craw, daw, law, chaw, claw, draw, flaw, knaw, jaw, law, maw, paw,
raw, saw, straw, thaw, withdraw, foresaw.
AWD, see AUD.
AWK, see ALK.
Bawl, brawl, drawl, crawl, scrawl, sprawl, squaW. Perfect rhymes,
ball, call, fall, gall, small, hall, pall, tall, wall, stall, install, forestall,
Dawn, brawn, fawn, pawn, spawn, drawn, yawn, lawn, withdrawn.
Ax, tax, wax, relax, flax. Perfect rhymes, the plurals of nouns, anil
tti'inl />> raonx Annular of verbs in ack, as backs, sacks, etc., h(j lacks,
lie packs, etc. Allowable rhymes, the plurals of nounx, anil t//if/ / r-
son.ii singular of verbs in ake, as cakes, lakes, etc., he makes, ho takes,
Bray, clay, day, dray, tray, flay, fray, gay, hay, jay, lay, may, nay.
pay, play, ray, say, way, pray, spray, slay, spay, stay, stray, sway,
affray, allay, array, astray, away, belay, bewray, betray, decay, defray,
delay, disarray, display, dismay, essay, forelay, gainsay, inlay, relay,
repay, roundt lay, virelay. Perfect rhymes, neigh, weigh, inveigh, etc.,
prey, they, convey, obey, purvey, survey, disobey, grey. Allowable
rhymes, tea, sea, fee, see, glee, etc.
Craze, daze, blaze, gaze, glaze, maze, raze, amaze, graze. Perfect
rhymes, raise, praise, dispraise, etc., praise, paraphrase, etc., and the
nouns plural, and third persons singular of the present tense of verbs
in ay, eigh, and ey, as days, he inveighs, he obeys, etc. Allowable
rhymes, ease, tease,- seize, etc., and keys, the plural of key, also the
auxiliaries has and was.
E and EA, see EE.
EACE, see EASE.
Beach, breach, bleach, each, peach, preach, teach, impeach. Nearly
perfect rhymes, beech, leech, speech, beseech. Allowable rhymes, fetch,
EAD, see EDE and EED.
EAF, see 1EF.
League, teague, etc. Perfect rhymes, intrigue, fatigue, etc. Allow-
able rhymes, Hague, vague, etc., leg, beg, etc., bag, rag, etc.
EAK, see AKE.
Beak, speak, bleak, creak, freak, leak, peak, sneak, squeak, streak,
wtak, tweak, wreak, bespeak. Nearly perfect rhymes, cheek, leek,
creek, meek, reek, seek, sleek, pique, week, shriek. Allowable rhymes,
beck, speck, etc., lake, take, thick, lick, etc.
Deal, heal, reveal, meal, peal, seal, steal, teal, veal, weal, zeal,