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

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376 Old-time Schools and School-books
suspicious resemblance to the American towns of the period.
Of the other early Universal Histories I will only speak of that by Rev. Royal Robbins, published at Hartford in 1835. It Tell th scriptural story
Landing of Columbus. From Frost's A History of the United States, 1837.
of the Creation, "about 5829 years ago," and then mentions, " as a matter of curiosity," a few theories of philosophers and others which do not agree with the Bible narrative. I quote two of these theories and add a few paragraphs from subsequent pages of the book about Adam and Eve.
The negroes of the Congo affirm, that the world was made by the hands of angels, excepting their own coun­try, which the Supreme Being constructed himself; that he took great pains with the inhabitants, and made them very black and beautiful ; and when he had finished the first man, he was well pleased with him, and smoothed him over the face; and hence his nose, and the noses of all his descendants became flat.
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