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

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Summer Schools and Academies 141
passing strangers ; and if the minister or some other prominent person went by, they formed in line and
A Reward of Merit. 1822.
bowed and courtesied all together. At the end of the school day the teacher would tell them that as soon as they reached home they must remember to make their manners to their parents.
Besides studying their books, the girls did regular stints at school of sewing and knitting, and each made an elaborate sampler which was expected to be a household treasure ever after. The sampler was a square or oblong of coarse linen, or possibly silk, on which it was customary to stitch the alphabet in capitals and small letters, the digits, a verse of senti­ment appropriate to a child student, and the worker's
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