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

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236 Old-time Schools and School-books
Chapter II starts thus : —
1.   Now George, you know all the letters. Now you must learn to spell and read. A good boy will sit and mind his books.
2.   Knife, fork, spoon, plate, dish, cup, bowl, mug, jug, pot, pan, tub, chair, ta-ble, bed, box, fire, wood, shov-el, tongs, bel-lows.
3.   What is your name ? My name is George. How old are you ? Four years old. Do you go to school ? Yes, sir. Can you spell ? Yes, sir, a little.
4.   Bread, but-ter, cheese, meat, pud-ding, pye, cake, beef, pork, veal, soup, salt, pep-per, su-gar, ho-ney, jel-ly, car-rot.
This alternation of spelling and reading paragraphs is soon abandoned, and the spelling words are con­fined to a paragraph at the end of each lesson. Perhaps the most noticeable thing in the lessons is the constant reiteration of the idea that it is profit­able both spiritually and materially to be good.
All dutiful children who do as they're bid,
Shall be lov'd, and applauded, and never be chid ;
And their friends, and their fame, and their wealth fhall
increafe, Till they're crown'd with the bleffings of plenty and peace.
Frank is a good boy; he loves his school, and learns to read. He can spell hard words and is head of the class. Frank shall have a new hat, and new shoes, and go to the fair.
Good boys and girls go to church. Did you go to
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