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The New England Primer
tions," and it contained the catechism. The verses and accompanying illustrations were reminiscent of the picture alphabet in The New England Primer and occasionally treated the same subject. Thus, the first jingle was—
By Adam came Our sin and shame.
Our Parents fell And we rebel.
For the letter Y there was this : —
Take ye my Yoke So Jesus spoke
Borne with delight 'Tis easy quite,
and the picture shows Christ carrying an ox yoke in his hand while two oxen stand in the field in the back­ground.
The " obser­vations " that went with the verses were often very lugubrious, as the extract be­low will indicate.
From a Picture Alphabet in Fisher's A Youth's Primer.
There is a very pretty little hymn, and a true one, which parents often teach their children, and that very fitly : I will here insert it: —
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