This section is from the book "Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: A Guide To Correct Writing", by Thos. E. Hill. Also available from Amazon: Hill's Manual Of Social And Business Forms: The How-To-Do-Everything Book Of Victorian America.
E and EA, see EE. EACE, see EASE.
EACH. - Beach, breach, bleach, each, peach, preach, teach, impeach. Nearly perfect rhymes, beech, leech, speech, beseech. Allowable rhymes, fetch, wretch, etc.
EAR, see EDE and EED. EAF, see IEF.
EAGUE. - League, Teague, etc. P?rfect rhymes, intrigue, fatigue, etc. Allowable rhymes, Hague, vague, etc., leg, beg, etc,, bag, rag, etc.
EAK, see AKE. - Beak, speak, bleak, creak, freak, leak, peak, sneak, squeak, streak, weak, 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.
EAL.-Deal, heal, reveal, meal, peal, seal, steal, teal, veal, weal, zeal, squeal, repeal, conceal, congeal, anneal, appeal. Nearly perfect rhymes, eel, heel, feel, keel, kneel, peel, reel, steel, wheel. Allowable rhymes, bell, tell, etc., bale, tale, etc., bill, fill, etc., ail, fail, etc.
EALM . see ALM,
EALTH.-Health, wealth, stealth, commonwealth, etc.
EAM.-Eream, cream, gleam, seam, scream, steam, stream, team, beam, dream. Perfect rhymes, fleame, scheme, theme, blaspheme, extreme, supreme. Nearly perfect rhymes, deem, teem, beseem, misdeem, esteem, dis-esteem, redeem, seem, etc. Allowable rhymes, dame, lame, etc., limb, him, etc., them, hem, etc., lamb, dam, etc. See AME.
EAN.-Bean, clean, dean, glean, lean, mean, wean, yean, demean, unclean. Perfect rhymes, convene, demesne, intervene, mien. Nearly perfect rhymes, machine, keen, screen, seen, green, spleen, between, careen, foreseen, serene, obscene, terrene, etc. , queen, etc. Allowable rhymes, bane, mane, etc., ban, man, etc., bin thin, begin etc.
EANS, see ENSE. EANT, see ENT. EAP, see EEP and EP. EAR, see EER.
EARD - Heard, herd, sherd, etc. Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs iner, as erred, preferred, etc. Allowable rhymes, beard, the preterits and participles of verbs in ere, ear, and ar, as revered, feared, barred.
EARCH.-Search, perch, research. Allowable rhymes, church, smirch, lurch, parch, march, etc.
EARN, see ERN. EARSE. see ERSE. EART, see ART.
EARTH. - Earth, dearth. Perfect rhymes, birth, mirth, etc. Allowable rhymes, hearth, etc.
EASE, sounded EACE. - Cease, lease, release, grease, decease, decrease, increase, surcease. Perfect rhyme, peace. Nearly perfect rhymes, piece, niece, fleece, geese, frontispiece, apiece, etc. Allowable rhymes, less, mess, etc., lace, mace, etc., miss, hiss, etc., nice, vice, etc.
EASE, see ESH.
EAST. - East, feast, least, beast. Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in ease, as cease, increased, etc. Nearly perfect rhyme, priest. Allowable rhymes, haste, taste, etc., best, chest, etc., fist, list, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in ess and iss, as dressed, hissed.
EAT. - Bleat, eat, feat, heat, meat, neat, seat, treat, wheat, beat, cheat, defeat, estreat, escheat, entreat, retreat. Perfect rhymes, obsolete, replete, concrete, complete. Nearly perfect rhymes, feet, fleet, gleet, greet, meet, sheet, sleet, street, sweet, discreet. Allowable rhymes, bate, grate, hate, etc., get, met, etc., bit, hit, etc. See ATE.
EATHE. - Breathe, sheathe, etc. Perfect rhymes, wreath, inwreath, bequeath, beneath, underneath, etc. Nearly perfect rhymes, seethe, etc.
EAVE, - Cleave, heave, interweave, leave, weave, bereave, inweave. Perfect rhymes, receive, conceive, deceive, perceive. Nearly perfect rhymes, eve, grieve, thieve, aggrieve, achieve, believe, disbelieve, relieve, reprieve, retrieve. Allowable rhymes, live, give, etc , lave, cave, etc., and have.
EBB. - Ebb, web, etc. Allowable rhymes, babe, astrolabe, etc., glebe, etc.
ECK.-Beck, check, deck, neck, speck, wreck. Allowable rhymes, break, take, etc., beak, sneak, etc.
ECT. - Sect, abject, affect, correct, incorrect, collect, deject, detect, direct, disrespect, disaffect, dissect, effect, elect, eject, erect, expect, indirect, infect, inspect, neglect, object, project, protect, recollect, reflect, reject, respect, select, subject, suspect, architect, circumspect, dialect, intellect. Perfect rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in eck, as decked, cheeked, etc. Allowable rhymes, the preterits and participles of verbs in ake and eak, as baked, leaked.
E,D. - Bed, bled, fed, fled, bred, led, shred, shed, sped, wed, abed, inbred, misled. Perfect rhymes, said, bread, dread, dead, head, lead, read, spread, thread, tread, behead, o'erspread. Allowable rhymes, bead, mead, etc., blade, fade, etc., maid, paid, etc., and the preterits and participles of verbs in ay, ey, and eigh, as bayed, obeyed, weighed, etc.
EDE, see EED.
EDGE. - Edge, wedge, fledge, hedge, ledge, pledge, sedge, allege. Allowable rhymes, age, page, etc., siege, oblige, etc., privilege, sacrilege, sortilege.
EE. - Bee. free, glee, knee, see, three, thee, tree, agree, decree, degree, disagree, foresee, o'ersee, pedigree, he, me, we, she, be, jubilee, Lee. Nearly perfect rhymes, sea. plea, ilea, tea, key. Allowable rhymes, all words of one syllable ending in y, ye, or ie, or polysyllables of these terminations having the accent on the ultimate or antepenultimate syllable.
EECE, see EASE. EECH, see EACH.
EED. - Creed, deed, indeed, bleed, breed, feed, need, meed, heed, reed, speed, seed, steed, weed, proceed, succeed, exceed. Perfect rhymes, knead, read, intercede, precede, recede, concede, impede, supersede, etc., bead, lead, mead, plead, etc. Allowable rhymes, bed, dead, etc., bid, hid, etc., made, blade, etc.
EEF, sec IEF. EEK, see EAK. EEL, see EAL. EEM, see EAM. EEN, see KAN.
EEP. - Creep, deep, sleep, keep, peep, sheep, steep, sweep, weep, asleep. Nearly perfect rhymes, cheap, heap, reap, etc. Allowable rhymes, ape, rape, etc., step, nep, etc., hip, lip, etc.