OLD-TIME SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL-BOOKS - online book

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

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Old-time Schools and School-books
Againft Evil Company*
From Alexander's Spelling Book.
W HY fhould I join with them in play, In whom I've no delight; Who curfe and fwear, but never pray. Who call ill names, and fight ?
I hate to hear a wanton fong;
The words offend my ears; I fhould not dare defile my tongue
With language fuch as theirs.
My God, I hate to walk or dwell
With finful children here; Then let me not be fent to hell,
Where none but finners are.
T HIS is the day when Chrift arofe So early from the dead ; Why fhould I keep my eyelids clof'd, And wafte my hours in bed ?
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