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

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246 Old-time Schools and School-books
His name is William Morton. His kind mother is sit­ting at the fire place mending his clothes, with his little baby sister asleep on her lap. She does not think that William is thus taking what is not his own.
William goes on from day to day, taking apples, and cakes, and sugar, without leave; and what is worse, he tries hard to conceal it, and even tells lies about it.
Does William know that this is stealing ? Does he remember that this is breaking the Eighth Command­ment of the Lord his God.
From Worcester's Second Book-
For a final selection from Worcester's book I give this letter which Lucy Turner, thirteen years old, wrote to her mother, who was spending a month in Boston at the home of Lucy's aunt, Mrs. White. It serves as a dreadful example to all children who, like Lucy, " never take any pains to learn to spell."
Mi deer Mama,
Wen yu cum bak, wee shal awl bee pleesed. Evry wun seams dul becaus yu air gon.
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