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

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Grammars, Histories, and Minor Text-books 371
ject allied to grammar was Frost's Easy Exercises in Composition. There were two or three pictures to a page right through the first half of the book, each with a few lines of suggestion under them. By this combination of pictures and short hints the pupils were expected to speedily and easily acquire " the art of expressing their ideas in writing."
i Children promised a summer holiday.
Description. Pleasure of anticipating a holiday. Inducement to study hard, and behave well.
From Frost's Easy Exercises in Composition.
History was not taken up in the schools until the nineteenth century was well begun. One of the earliest histories of the United States, prepared for school use,was "by a citizen of Mass.," who states in his preface that, " while our schools abound with a variety of reading-books for children and youth, there has never yet appeared a compendious History of the United States fitted for our common schools."
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