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

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4. He addresses the company by improper titles ; mis­takes one name for another; and tells you of Mr. What d'ye call him, or you know who; Mrs. Who'ist there, what's her name, or how d'ye call her; He begins a story; but, not being able to finish it, breaks off in the middle, with, u I've forgot the rest."
I also reprint one of the dialogues. It is in­tended to illustrate the prejudices of the vulgar against academies. The participants in the con­versation are Old Trumpet, Goody Trumpet, and their son, Leander.
Old Trumpet, alone.
A plague and Satan confound such ignorance, says I; what, the dog is ruin'd and undone for ever and for 'tarnally. Must I feed and pamper and lodge the puppy ? ay, ay, and send him to the Mackademy, and give him laming — and for what ? good Lord, for what ? O ! snakes, toads and dung worms ! O ! the Mackademy ! My son Len will be ruin'd !
Enter Goody Trumpet in haste.
G. Trum. Well there now, husband, I can't, no nor I wont bear it any longer — for would you think it? our Leander is gone crazy, and's a fool, and melirious, and — nd —
Old T. Yes, yes, that's as clear as the sun — that I'll vow to any day. He's a fool, and a dog, and crazy, and — and — what was the word you us'd ?
G. T. Pshaw ! you're a 'tarnal pesterment. You're too old to larn any thing but how to wear horns —
Old T. No, no, that's a lie — I've larnt that a ready —
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