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DICTIONARY OF RHYMES.
As an end letter y has two sounds, the long r, as in mile, and the short V, as in mill, the former rhyming perfectly with such words as die, sigh, the latter allowably with he, see, &c. Both, however, are used indiscriminately by all our poets; but for convenience' sake, lists of words of the two sounds are given separately.
Y long, as in eye.
ay                     sigh
buy                   sky
cry                    sly
die                    spy
dry                   sty
eye                   thigh
fie                     tie
fry                    try
hie                    vie
high                 why
lie                     ally
nigh                  apply
pie                    awry
ply                    belie
pry                   comply
rye                    decry
defy
mortify
deny
multiply
descry
pacify
imply
petrify
espy
prophesy
outvie
purafy
outfly
putrefy
rely
qualify
reply
ramify
supply
rarefy
untie
ratify
amplify beautify
rectify
sanctify
certify
satisfy
crucify
scarify
deify
signify
dignify
simplify
edify
specify
falsify
stupefy
fortify
terrify
fructify
testify
gratify
verify
glorify
villify
horrify
vivify
justify
indemnif
magnify
intensify
modify
lullaby
mollify
solidify
Here shall he see No enemy, But winter and rough weather.
Sha ksf>cr$. And in thy right hand lead with thee, The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty.
Milton. Suddenly She would arise, and like the secret bird, Whom sunset wakens, fill the shore and sky With her sweet accents—a wild melody !
Shelley.
Dissolved the mystery Of folded sleep. The captain of my dreams Ruled in the eastern sky.
Tennyson.
And thou, perchance, art more than /, And yet I spare them sympathy.
Tennyson.






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