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

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46 Old-time Schools and School-books
ume aspired to do for youthful students can best be shown by an extract from the Preface.
This Book of Genefis (the antienteft Writing now extant) is justly ftiled the Epitome of all Divinity. It is indeed a great Bleffing of God, That Children in England
Noah's Ark, as depicted in The History of Genesis.
have liberty to read the holy Scriptures, when others abroad are denied it. And yet alas! how often do we fee Parents prefer Tom Thumb, Guy of Warwick, or fome fuch foolish Book, before the Book of Life! Let not your Children read thefe vain Books, profane Ballads, and filthy Songs. Throw away all fond and amorous Romances, and fabu­lous Hiftories of Giants, the bombaft Atchievements of Knight Errantry, and the like; for thefe fill the Heads of Children with vain, filly and idle imaginations.
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