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

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Colonial Schools of the Eighteenth Century 63
Of Man.
Lord what is man ! a dunghill blanched with fnow, or a May game of fortune, a mark for malice, a butt for envy; He is born crying, lives laughing and dies groaning!
For acquiring the elements of education the hornbook still held its humble place among the school publications. Another help somewhat related to the hornbook was the "battledore" — a folded card of two or three leaves with a little flap like an old-time pocket-book. The battledores were essen­tially little illustrated primers ; the price was from a
A Heading from a Manuscript Arithmetic of Colonial Days. Reduced one-half.
penny to fourpence, and they found ready sale. One English publisher in ten years sold upwards of a hundred thousand, and many other firms were issuing them at the same time. They are said first to have been put on the market in 1746. The earlier ones were covered outside with Dutch gilt embossed paper, and the inner, printed side was varnished. Later the varnish and the fancy outer pasting of gilt paper were omitted and the entire folder, outside and in, was printed. Battledores were
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