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

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and finding that a fly had got into the glass of beer that he was going to drink, went to throw out the beer, and emptied the tumbler on Charlotte's head.
But neither these nor other mishaps reformed her until one evening she secreted herself at the top of the cellar stairs to listen to the servants talking in the kitchen. She fell asleep, and about midnight tumbled off the stairs on to a heap of coal. Her screams awakened the household, she was taken to her room, and sickness and repentance and never-did-so-any-more followed as a matter of course.
" Dear uncle, I cry almost all day long." From The Child's Guide.
This shows the habit of the times in presenting right and wrong to the youthful mind. There was always the same sharp contrast; evil suffered prompt and severe punishment, and good was as promptly and decisively rewarded, while reforms were aston­ishingly sudden and complete. Actual experience
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