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

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378 Old-time Schools and School-books
sun, which in its flight, by a similar convulsion, exploded the earth, which in like manner exploded the moon, and thus, by a chain of explosions, the whole solar system was produced and set in regular motion.
Adam and Eve, the names of the first human pair, were placed by the Diety, in the garden of Eden. It is evident that Eden was east of Canaan ; but the most ex­travagant opinions have been entertained on this subject, and not only the four quarters of the globe, but even the
Demosthenes declaiming upon the Sea-shore. From Whelpley's Compend- of History, 1825.
air and the moon, have been conjectured to include this delightful abode. •
The innocence and felicity of the first pair were of very short duration. They violated, with daring impiety, the sole command of their Maker. The precise time of this transaction cannot be determined ; but it was prob­ably only a few days after their creation.
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