This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original
book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...we cannot pay a teacher of
sewing to-day in our common schools; but can we, can any community,
pay and live for such a list of studies as is attempted? In the
public schools of Boston thirty-five studies are enumerated, as
follows: --"List of the branches authorized to be taught in the
public schools of this city: Orthography, reading, writing, English
grammar, geography, arithmetic, general and local history, good
behavior, algebra, vocal music, drawing (art, mechanical, and
industrial), physiology, hygiene, agriculture, bookkeeping,
surveying, geometry, natural philosophy, chemistry, botany, civil
polity of the Commonwealth and of the United States, Greek, French,
Latin, astronomy, geology, rhetoric (which covers elocution and
prose composition), logic, intellectual and moral science,
political economy, arts, trades and occupations (in cities and
towns where industrial schools have been established)." We may well
pause and consider. The early books of New England were few; no
room called the "library" was included in their houses. In the
Study of the minister a few books found a place, almost all
scholastic or of a controversial reliffious kind. The titles of
some of those written in New England were such as these, and
sufficiently sensational to suit the newspapers of to-day: --New
England's Salamander Discovered. By an irreligious and scornful
Pamphlet called New England's Jonas cast up at London, etc., etc.,
etc. By Edward Winslow. London. 1647. The Heart Op New England
Rent, at the Blasphemies of the present Generation, etc., etc. By
John Norton, etc. The first book printed in America was the Psalms
translated into metre by Weld, Eliot, and Mather. This was
published in 1640, . and was known as the "Bay Psalm...
|Country of origin:
Charles Wyllys Elliott
||246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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