Buchanan's Journal of Man, November 1887

Volume 1, Number 10

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Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,513 / 63 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.2
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 708
Added to site: 2009.01.10
mnybks.net#: 23091
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Periodical, Science
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mystery that the school is capable of teaching; and the girls to be taught and instructed in spinning of flax and wool, and knitting of gloves and stockings, sewing and making of all sorts of useful needlework, and the making of straw-work, as hats, baskets, etc., or any other useful art or mystery that the school is capable of teaching.

"3. That the scholars be kept in the morning two hours, at reading, writing, book-keeping, etc., and the other two hours at work in that art, mystery, or trade that he or she most delighteth in, and then let them have two hours to dine and for recreation; and in the afternoon, two hours at reading, writing, etc., and the other two hours at work at their several imployments."

Budd quotes from a book by Andrew Yarenton an account of the spinning-schools in Germany, as follows: "In all towns there are schools for little girls, from six years old and upwards, to teach them to spin, and to bring their tender fingers by degrees to spin very fine; their wheels

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