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

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254 Old-time Schools and School-books
replied the old Christian, " but what is your condition if there is ? I have a plenty to keep me warm and dry, but I fear you have not that which can keep your soul from Hell."
A Depiction of Wickedness. Printed above the Ten Commandments in The Union Primer, 1832.
The compiler of The Child's Guide, a popular and in many ways admirable text-book, published at Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1833, urges that the pupils should read " very distinctly and slowly," and he says, " When / used to go to school I found these lines in my book :
Learn to speak slow; all other graces Will follow in their proper places."
As an aid to clear comprehension and correct enunciation the text is well peppered with words in italics to indicate that such words are " emphatical." On the next page is the frontispiece. No wonder "all the boys looked" when they discovered their
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