“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus….” Hebrews 12:1-2
New England Primer 1691, was entering its second edition, as advertised by Benjamin Harris of Boston. This famous little book was used to teach colonial era children the alphabet, using rhyme and illustrations.
B Heaven to find, The Bible Mind.
New Guide to the English Tounge by Thomas Dilworth, gained universal adoption in the New England schools by 1765. This book contained spelling, reading and grammar lessons, “adorned with proper Scriptures.” Its first lesson, having words only three letters long or less, stated:
“No Man may put off the Law of God.
The way of God is no ill Way.
My Joy is in God all the Day.
A bad Man is a Foe to God.”