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

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200 Old-time Schools and School-books
every one abroad to feast among the great variety of beauties it afforded; when young Edwin, about four years old, and his little fifter Eliza, aged three, rambled off into the woods and could not find the way back.
We muft now conclude, that young Edwin and Eliza were filled with much fear and amazement. We may fuppofe they recollected the many frightful ftories they had heard of huge, wild beafts and ferpents which fre≠quent thefe abodes of folitude.
From The Columbian Primer.
At length there was a thunderstorm of such vio≠lence tható
the whole foreft, at times, feemed on fire, and tumbling into ruins. Eliza clung round her little brother, and tried to hide her face from the lightning, which every moment threatened to ftrike them lifelefs.
Behold, now, the fable curtains of the night fhrouding thefe unhappy innocents in the midft of this defolate foreft! Here was no mother to cherifh, and prepare for them a
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