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

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244 Old-time Schools and School-books
" What though I ride in a coach and pair, And in dress and food like a princess fare; I'll not be proud like the haughty Moor, Nor stop my ear at the cry of the poor."
The next selection is from Worcester's A Second Book for Reading and Spellings Boston, 1830. It is a story wherein merit is so promptly rewarded as to take one's breath away.
MR. WOOD AND CHARLES BELL.
From Worcester's Second Book, 1830.
One day, when Mr. Wood took a walk to the end of the town, he saw Charles Bell, who lives with his Aunt Jane, hard at work in his aunt's garden.
"Ith ink you are warm, Charles," said Mr. Wood.
Charles held up his head, and made a bow, and said " Yes, sir; my aunt says, corn is so scarce, and bread so dear, that I must work, or else she cannot keep me."
u You seem to be a nice boy," said Mr. Wood ; u will you come and live with me ? I will give you as much bread as you want, and will not make you work so hard."
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