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

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50 Old-time Schools and School-books
pages of spelling words and easy reading lessons, but mostly were made up of rabid anti-Catholic matter illustrated with dreadful pictures of persecu­tions and of heaven, hell, death, and the judgment.
The Fisherman with " a bird in the hand." From Dilworth's A New Guide to the English Tongue.
Only infrequent copies of the text-books I have mentioned wandered to our shores; nor were any school-books imported in quantity until the publi­cation of Dilworth's A New Guide to the English Tongue, in 1740. This was the most popular speller of the eighteenth century. A portrait of Dilworth with a scholastic cap on his head and a pen in his hand served for a frontispiece; and, in truth, as the
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