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Originally drawn up by the late REV. DR. ROMEYN, of New York, and recommended by the General Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church there.
"I. THE historical part of the portion of Scripture which constitutes the lessons-including the two great divisions, the church and the world.
II. The biographical part, including the two great classes, believers and unbelievers; with the effects which their good and bad example have had upon the church and the world:
III. The doctrinal part, including the nature and perfections of God-the character, person, offices, and work of Christ-the actual state of man by the fall, &c. &c.-marking distinctly the gradual increase of knowledge on these points from age to age, through the patriarchal and levitical dispensations, till the Christian dispensation furnished mankind with the clear, full developement of God's gracious purposes towards our fallen state.
IV. The preceptive part, including the whole range of our duties, accord. ing to the moral law.
V. The positive ordinances, including the sacraments, types, sacrifices, the priesthood, the temple service; distinguishing between these positive institutions, and moral duties-the first dependent on the will of God, and therefore mutable-the last on his nature, and therefore immutable: marking the changes of the first from time to time, with the reasons for the change, and unfolding the influence which they obviously were intended to have upon the spiritual exercises of our hearts, and our obedience to the moral law.
VI. The practical lessons which the historical and biographical parts furnish for the regulation of human conduct, in all the relations of life."
N.B. In these outlines it will be understood that general questions should be asked the pupils; and full instruction given by the Teacher under each division.
The subsequent TABLES relative to the proper names, in Scripture-to sacred geography, and chronology-to the fulfilment of prophecy-and to some Miscellaneous topics: and in the case of proper names the accentuation being marked according to the plan adopted in Walker's and other approved Dictionaries, cannot fail to lead the pupil to an easy and correct
Containing the Proper Names found in the New Testament, accented for pronunciation according to Walker's Key and Rules.
N. B.-The repetition of a word in Italic denotes that it should be pronounced according to the sound of the letters then used. Other Italic letters are silent. A, final, is the short broad sound of a, like a in umbrella, or in hallelujah, except in a few cases, where it is marked like a in fat. Where ti-a occurs, it should be pronounced like shẻ-å, and I short after s, followed by us, like shẻ-ůs.
1, à. The long slender English a, as in fåte, påper, &c.
2, a. The long Italian a, as in får, fåther, papå, mama,
3, å. The broad German a, as in fåll, wåll, wåter,
4, â. The short sound of the Italian a, as in fât måt, mårry,
1, è. The long e, as in mè, hère, mètre, médium,
2, ê. The short e, as in met, lêt, gêt,
1, 1. The long diphthongal i, as in pine, title,
2, 1. The short simple i, as in pin, tittle,
1, d. The long open o, as in no, note, notice,
2, 8. The long close o, as in move, prove,
3, 8. The long broad o, as in når, för, or; like the broad &.
4, ô. The short broad o, as in nốt, hốt, gắt,
1, d. The long diphthongal u, as in tube, cupid,
2, a. The short simple u, as in tub, cap, såp,
3, ů. The middle or obtuse u, as in båll, füll, påll,
GgCc, denotes the hard sound of these letters, as in give, copy, §, denotes the soft sound of these letters, as in gentry, city,