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

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260 Old-time Schools and School-books
was its pictures. These it says are of " a superior order." They consisted chiefly of " compound cuts," all of the same general style as the one repro­duced herewith. The preface claims that the com­pound cuts are certain to " make a deep and lasting impression, aiding the memory by storing it with useful and accurate knowledge. After the child has pored over them, the details which follow will be read with anxiety and delight." The text accom­panying the cut selected was this : —
The Goat.
A "Composite Cut."
From Lovell's The Young Pupils'' Second Book, 1836.
Not many goats are raised in this country. They gnaw the bark of trees and spoil them, so they have not been suffered to increase. In some parts abroad, and most of all in the east of the world, there are many goats. The he-goats have long horns. Young goats are called kids, and are full of play, and skip about in a very droll manner. In a wild state, goats climb steep rocks, and can stand and spring where few other animals would dare to go. The goat has a very strong and un pleas ant smell, but his flesh
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