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

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Colonial Schools of the Eighteenth Century 45
large labels lettered, " Lying Ananias," or " Idle Boy," or whatever the teacher thought was appropri­ate to the case. Occasionally a child rebelled when punished and attempted revenge. Thus, in a Boston dame school, where the teacher had a habit of pin­ning naughty pupils to the cushion of her chair, one rogue,, while fastened in this way, contrived to pin the dame's gown to the same article. When she rose she carried cushion and boy with her, to the great consternation of all concerned.
Books written especially for school use increased in number with the passing years; but almost without ex­ception they were of English authorship, and most were of British printing.
A text-book with an individuality all its own was The History of Genesis, published in 1708. It was made up of short narratives retold from the first book of the Bible. To add to its attractiveness there were numerous illustrations. What the vol-
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