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

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"seize the feelings and get the attention of every child that is learning to read."
A Picture.
From Emerson's The Second-class Reader, 1833, illustrating a popular poem which
You are old, Father William, the young man cried, The few locks which are left you are gray ;
You are hale, Father William, a hearty old man; Now tell me the reason, I pray.
In the days of my youth, Father William replied,
I remembered that youth would fly fast, And abused not my health and my vigor at first,
That I never might need them at last.
A volume of more than ordinary interest was The Monitorial Reader, Concord, New Hampshire, 1839, and from it I make a number of excerpts.
That Red Stuff.
Father, said a little boy, in the lisping accents of youth, what is that red stuff you have just been drinking, and
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