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

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182 Old-time Schools and School-books
find "The Dog," "The Stag," and "The Squir­rel ' described, a paragraph to each. Then there was a half-page disquisition about time. The read-
" A Virago is a Turbulent, Masculine Woman." From the illustrated edition of 1829.
ing otherwise consisted of short disconnected sen­tences containing as a rule wise advice, or state­ments of interesting facts. Nearly every page had
" An Orator makes Orations." From the illustrated edition, 1829.
some of these sentences, and they numbered over a* thousand in all. Below are selections from them, beginning with the shortest and simplest: —
an ox
is it so
I am to go in
He has got a new tub
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