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160 Old-time Schools and School-books
I have a Webster's Elementary Spelling Book that belonged to S, Augusta Tinker. She must have liked her name, for it is found on page after page, and occasionally several times on the same page. The S. stood for Sarah or Sally, and occurs written in each of these ways. Evidently the book served for communication with other scholars, else why such pencillings as —
you must go out of school if you dont be
have better lend me piece of paper you may tak it after recess
Here is an item which I suppose must be credited to one of the owner's schoolmates: —
Augusta is goozey
Another interesting freak is the supplementing the short sentences of the book with comments in this fashion : —
The mason puts a layer of mortar between bricks, they dont Intemperance is the grievious sin of our country, so it is Boys like a warm fire in a wintery day. so do girles
Along with the writing in the old books there is more or less drawing. The very early books
sometimes have fly­leaf sketches of Ind-
A Fly-leaf Bird.
from a grammar of 1714-
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