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

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Primary Readers                         259
too lazy to give his attention to any thing. He had a con­siderable fortune left him ; but he was too lazy to take care of it; and now he goes about the streets, with his hands in his pockets, begging his bread.
"Two Wicked Birds."
From Pierponfs The Young Reader, 1835.
The above engraving from Pierpont's The Toung Reader, illustrates a story " about two foolish cocks that were always quarrelling, which is very naughty.'* These two wicked birds "were hardly out of the shell before they began to peck at each other, and they never looked pretty, because their feathers were pulled off in fighting till they were quite bare." They seem, however, to have plenty of feathers in the picture. As was to be expected, they came to an ill end, and they got only their just deserts when a fox ate them both.
Lovell's Toung Pupils' Second Book, New Haven, 1836, followed the plan of The Child's Guide in the use of italics, but what it particularly prided itself on
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