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202 Old-time Schools and School-books
About a dozen years after this Columbian Primer was published at Dedham, a speller of the same title and very similar appearance was issued in New York. The text and illustrations, however, were new, though arranged just as in the earlier volume; but where the spelling pages of the Dedham book had single cuts at the top of each, the New York book had two. Be­neath the pictures were jingling couplets such as : —
The blushing Flowers bloom and spring,
Dick and Tommy go to plough
The pretty Maids have modest looks,
The Birds do in the bushes sing.
And Caty milks the brindled cow.
Good boys and girls will learn their books.
Is whipt, as well as he who swears.
The naughty Boy who Meals the pears,
The Captain boldly                   The Soldier marches
draws his sword,                              * at his word.
Rhymes from The Columbian Primer, or Ladder to Learning, New York, 1827.
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