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

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master had been carrying a prickly thing like that in his pocket. It seems the master had happened along that morning while a group of boya were pounding chestnuts out of some green burs they had knocked
" He put his hand into his pocket again, and took out the chestnut burr, and all the boys looked at it."
Frontispiece to The Child's Guide, 1833.
off a tree, and he heard them declaring that the chest­nuts " ought to grow right out in the open air, like apples; and not have such vile prickly skins on them." He asked for one of the burs, and ap-
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