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The New England Primer
83
The letter X presented difficulties that were got­ten around in this way : —
EXHORT one another daily, while it is called To Day, left any of you be hardened thro' the Deceitfulnefs of Sin.
The feature of most interest was Rogers burning at the stake, with his wife and ten children look­ing on. Every youthful primer owner counted those children to make sure the statement of the text as to their number was cor­rect. Of course the readers never suspected that the scene in the engraving was at all fictitious— yet history only records of Rog­ers's wife and children that they " met him
the primer that perhaps aroused an illustration depicting Mr. John
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