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

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230 Old-time Schools and School-books
Again, suppose you wished to ask your pa, if you may go a fishing with Jacob ; and you are afraid he does not hear. You would ask this way :
Occasionally at the end of a lesson which has not quite filled out the page the space is utilized for bits of advice and wisdom such as
See that haggard, bloated, red-faced, hopeless looking drunkard, holding upon the fence ! He began by drinking a little, and never meant to take too much. If you would not be a drunkard, never taste any thing that can make drunk.
"Swear not at all." It is vulgar it is degrading it is profane to swear.
One of the most peculiar of the old spellers was Exercises in Orthography, a Providence publication
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