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

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208 Old-time Schools and School-books
A CERTAIN little girl ufed to be very naughty; fhe frequently ftrayed away from home without the con-fent of her parents; was often quarrelfome and was fome-times fo very wicked as to tell lies. One day fhe went into an orchard, and, without leave, took fome fruit and was carrying it off. A faithful dog obferved her and pur-fued her, and would have bitten her, if a countryman had not at that inftant been paffing who very humanely refcued her from the jaws of the furious animal. The danger fhe was in caufed her to reflect on her paft bad conduct fhe repented of her folly, and became one of the beft children in the neighbourhood.
The Complaisant Hermit. From Perry's Only Sure Guide, 1818.
The Hermit.
A hermit, one morning, sat contemplating with pleasure on the various objects that lay before him. The woods were dressed in the brightest verdure; the birds carolled beneath the branches; the lambs frolicked around the meads j and the ships driven by gentle gales, were return-
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