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

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Colonial Schools of the Eighteenth Century 35
now, but it was a common thing then to set such precepts before children, and Washington very likely committed them to memory. They touch on things great and small, and in certain instances throw a rather curious light on the rude habits of the times. How strange, for example, is the admonition, " Kill no Vermin as Fleas, lice, ticks, etc., in the Sight of Others."
The Virginia schools long continued to have much the same desultory character they had in
One of the Log Schoolhouses still to be found in the South.
Washington's youth. A master who kept a plan­tation school in 1800 for a few months tells of one of his pupils who was a man thirty years of age. Another pupil persisted in coming with two huge
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