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

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ordered the children to keep in the houfe, and drink worm­wood and rum, as a prefervation againft contagion. As for Mrs. Tremble^ her mind was in a ftate of ceafelefs agitation at that time. A fpecimen of the common fituation of the family is as follows.
Sufy, your eyes look heavy, you don't feel a fore throat, do you ? Hufband, I heard Tommy cough in the bed room juft now. I'm afraid the diftemper is beginning in his vitals, let us get up and light a candle. You don't feel any fore on your tongue or your mouth, do you, my dear little chicken ? It feems to me Molly did not eat her breakfaft with fo good a ftomach this morning as fhe ufed to do. I fear she has got the diftemper coming on.
To be fhort, the child that had the diftemper died; and no other child was heard of, in thofe parts, to have it; fo that tranquility and fecurity were reftored to Mr. Tremble's family, and their children regarded as formerly, proof against mortality.
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