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Six Steps to Honor: Or, Great Truths Illustrated - Page 243
by H. P. Andrews - 1856 - 299 pages
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The Primary Reader: Designed for the Younger Reading Classes, in Common ...

John Hall - 1844
...read and spell without a book or a master. But what was the fact' 1 Why another little sweep, a little older than himself, had taught him to read by showing...signboards' on the houses. What may not be done by trying'! LESSON XXX. LITTLE JANE. A LITTLE girl, who had ever been considered remarkable for her obedience to...
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The Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive [afterw.] The ..., Volume 20

1867
...read and spell without a book or a master. But what was the fact? Why, another little sweep, a little older than himself, had taught him to read, by showing...sign-boards on the houses. What may not be done by trying ! POETEY. THE BLIND BOY. " Com, gentle sister, lead me where That pretty brooklet sings ; And where...
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The Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive [afterw.] The ..., Volumes 24-25

1871
...could read and spell without a book or a master, But what was the fact? Another little sweep a little older than himself, had taught him to read by showing...was a little sweep like himself; and his book, the sign boardson the houses. What may not be done by trying? THE THREE QUESTIONS. " ROBERT," said Mr....
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The Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive [afterw.] The ..., Volumes 27-28

1875
...read and spell without a book or a master. But what was the fact ? Why, another little sweep, a little older than himself, had taught him to read, by showing him the letters over the shop-doors of the city. His teacher, then, was a little sweep like himself, and his book the signboards on the...
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The Lamp of love, ed. by C.H. Bateman

...could read and spell without a book or a master. But what was the fact? Another little sweep, a little older than himself, had taught him to read, by showing...sign-boards on the houses. What may not be done by trying? — Early Days. THE churchyard is the market-place where the things of this world are rightly valued....
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Facts about boys, for boys

John Crawshaw - 1856
...how he could have learned to read and spell ; but the case was this: — another little sweep, rather older than himself, had taught him to read by showing him the letters over the shop-doors, as they passed along the streets. See what may be done by trying and taking pains. Where there's a...
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The Children's friend [ed.] by W.C. Wilson [and others].

William Carus Wilson - 1856
...could read and spell without a master ! But what was the fact ? Why, another little sweep, a little older than himself, had taught him to read by showing him the letters over the shop doors which they passed as they went through the streets. His teacher, then, was a little sweep,...
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The Juvenile messenger of the Presbyterian Church in England, Volumes 3-6

...read and spell without a book or a master. But what was the fact? Why, another little sweep, a little older than himself, had taught him to read by showing him the letters over the shop doors which they passed as they went through the city. His teacher, then, was a little sweep like...
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The Third Reader: For Primary Schools

George Stillman Hillard, Loomis Joseph Campbell - Readers (Elementary) - 1864 - 204 pages
...without a book or a school-master. And how was this ? Why, another little chimneysweeper, a little older than himself, had taught him to read by showing...SHOP-DOORS which they passed as they went through the city. This teacher, then, was a little chimney-sweeper like himself, and his book the signboards on the houses....
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The Third Reader: For Primary Schools

George Stillman Hillard, Loomis Joseph Campbell - Readers (Elementary) - 1864 - 204 pages
...without a book or a school-master. And how was this ? Why, another little chimneysweeper, a little older than himself, had taught him to read by showing him the letters over the SHOP-BOOKS which they passed as they went through the city. This teacher, then, was a little chimney-sweeper...
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