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English Pronunciation

Dearest creature in creation, study English pronunciation.

I will teach you in my verse, sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse.

I will keep you, Suzy, busy, make your head with heat grow dizzy.

Tear in eye, your dress will tear. So shall I!  Oh hear my prayer.

Just compare heart, beard and heard, dies and diet, lord and word,

Sword and sward, retain and Britain, (mind the latter, how it’s written).

Now I surely will not plague you, with such words as plaque and ague.

But be careful how you speak: say break and steak, but bleak and streak;

Cloven, oven, how and low, script, receipt, poem and toe.

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