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

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224 Old-time Schools and School-books
Ignis Fatuus is a light supposed to be of a phosphorick nature, frequently seen in mines, marshy places, and stag­nant water; from its resemblance to a candle in a lantern it has been vulgarly called, Jack with a lantern, or Will with a wisp. People have sometimes been misled by fol­lowing these lights.
The two short reading lessons below are from The Young Tyro s Instructer, "comprising all that is really useful in a spelling-book to instruct a child in his native tongue." New York, 1834.
A pig can eat a fig. A cat can eat a rat. A fly sat on a pie. A bee sat on a pea.
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