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