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

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356 Old-time Schools and School-books
membered by those who studied the book is a rhymed review of the earlier lessons, beginning —
The world is round, and like a ball Seems swinging in the air, A sky extends around it all, And stars are shining there.
Pains are taken to inculcate good morals and reli­gion, and we find in treating of Asia considerable
English*                                                           A Chinese selling Rats and Puppies
for pies.
From Peter Parley1 s Geography, 1829.
Bible history with appropriate comments. " This history," the author says, " is exceedingly interest­ing, and is all true. A great part of the history of almost all other nations is false; but the Bible tells us nothing but what is worthy of belief."
The Malte-Brun Geography', 1831, was also writ­ten by "Peter Parley," but the materials for the book were drawn chiefly from the large work by the noted French geographer, whose name gives
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