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

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Colonial Schools of the Eighteenth Century 47
The Publifher, therefore, of this Hiftory of Genefis, being fenfible how ufeful a Work of this Nature might be
for Schools, hopes it will meet with a gen­eral Acceptance.
One of the earli-estelementary books of the century was entitled The Child's Weeks-work. It was a compilation of lessons for each day of four weeks. Among other things there were proverbs, fables, a section de­voted to " Behav­ior," and " A Short Catechifm fitted for the Ufe of Children after they have faid their Prayers." But the oddest feature was the insertion here and there of
conundrums and
Title-page of The Child's Weeks-work. Reduced one-third.
anecdotes. Several of the former and one of the latter follow: —
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