84 Old-time Schools and School-books
by the way as he went toward Smithfield," his place of martyrdom. In connection with this tragic picture is printed a long poem of practical and spiritual exhortation that purports to be of Rogers's authorship.
Some few Days before his Death he writ the following Advice to his Children,
says the heading, but in truth the composition was
the work of another martyr who met his death a year later than Rogers. The poem attained considerable popularity among the Puritans before it was included in the primer. Another long poem to be found in most primers was A Dialogue between Chrift Youth, and the Devil. It starts
with a declaration on the part of the Youth that —
Thofe days which God to me doth fend, In pleafure I'm refolved to fpend.
The devil applauds, remarking among other things that —