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

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210 Old-time Schools and School-books
out a large book, without gaining any more knowledge than they would from one of this description.
Should parents, instructors and the benevolent encourage the introduction and continuance of this little work among children, they may be instrumental in guiding millions to a true knowledge of the rudiments of our language and receive their reward at the resurrection of the just.
To such patrons of learning the author wishes to tender his unfeigned thanks and to subscribe himself their sincere and affectionate friend.
The Wolf accuses the Lamb of Muddying the Water. From Perry's Only Sure Guide, 1818.
An equally quotable preface is found in the Ana­lytical Spelling Book by John Franklin Jones, New York, 1823. The compiler says of the reading mat­ter in his book that —
Something was wanted, in American schools to replace the lessons, which have been copied from book to book, since the reign of Queen Anne. It is the intention, in the
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