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

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Beginnings                                27
horn to keep it in place. The board had a handle at one end, and occasionally this handle was pierced with a hole so that a string could be attached and the toddling owner of the hornbook could carry it suspended from his neck. At the top of the paper
Revolving Alphabet. Diameter of the original, five inches.
was printed the alphabet, capitals, and small letters; and then in orderly array the vowels, then double lines of ab, eb, ibs, and the benediction, "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft. Amen" The remaining space was devoted to the Lord's Prayer, unless, as was sometimes
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