An Illustrated history & description Of Schools in the 18th & 19th Centurys.

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11 Old-time Schools and School-books
pages, first published in 1596. It continued to be extraordinarily popular for over a century. Accord­ing to the title-page, " he which hath this Book only, needeth to buy no other to make him fit from his Letters to the Grammar-School, or for an Appren­ticed Besides spelling, it contained arithmetic, his­tory, writing lessons, prayers, psalms, and a short catechism. To add to the intricacy, much of the text was printed in old English black letter.
Another ancestral speller was England's Perfect School-Mafter, by Nathaniel Strong, London, 1676, of the editing and use of which the author says in his
One curious department, covering fifteen pages, consists of" Some Obfervations of Words that are alike in found, yet of different fignification, and fpelling." Their use and meaning are indicated thus:—
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