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 Collection: Weaver Collection of Children's Books
The glass of gin; or, when it is safest to run.

The glass of gin; or, when it is safest to run.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Mr. Grace advises Samuel Hawkes to take the long path around Mr. Benson's orchard to avoid temptation.
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Going apprentice.

Going apprentice.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Words of wisdom from an old German schoolmaster to a young boy about to go learn a trade, and how being good will help him succeed.
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The grocery ruined him.

The grocery ruined him.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Little Robert would not heed the advice of his Sunday school teacher and avoid the men at the grocery store who kept trying to get him to drink rum. By the age of 13, Robert becomes a drunkard.
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Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale of the fate of a man who starts out as a Sabath-breaker, and who ends up a murderer.
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Harvest close upon seed time.

Harvest close upon seed time.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale of the youth who starts by missing just a few minutes of Sunday school, slides into sin, skips class, joins a fire company, and eventually lands in prison in Maryland with a 15 year term for robbery.
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The home-made boy.

The home-made boy.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale of the differences between two boys in the Sunday school, Arthur and Lewis, which are "chiefly made at home!"
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Is it worth climbing for?

Is it worth climbing for?

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale of how boys, men, peasants and princes all may climb over obstacles towards a goal, but are worldly goals worth the climb?
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Isaac

Isaac

Date: 1853-1857
Creator: unknown
Description: Biography of Isaac, Patriarch of Israel. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
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Jacob and Esau

Jacob and Esau

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: The story of Jacob and Esau.
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Joshua

Joshua

Date: 1853-1857
Creator: unknown
Description: Biography of Joshua, leader of the Children Of Israel after Moses. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
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The kink in the engine rope.

The kink in the engine rope.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale where an apprentice printer is cautioned against following the fire engine, as it will lead to bad habits.
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The little story book. Full of pretty pictures.

The little story book. Full of pretty pictures.

Date: 1844
Creator: unknown
Description: Child's gift or toy book of short stories illustrated by woodcuts.
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Miriam

Miriam

Date: 1853-1857
Creator: unknown
Description: Biography of Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
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Moses. Part 1

Moses. Part 1

Date: 1853 - 1857
Creator: unknown
Description: The story of Moses.
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The new bonnet.

The new bonnet.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale where Miss Amelia F. Johnson learns that the pretty new bonnet she wants to wear to church is not as important as learning to serve God. The story is followed by the poem "The child's prayer."
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Noah and the flood.

Noah and the flood.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: A retelling of the story of Noah.
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Parental anxiety.

Parental anxiety.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale about how good parents care for their children, and thus children should obey their parents.
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The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme

The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme

Date: 1840/1849
Creator: unknown
Description: Child's pictorial primer with the alphabet, and wood-cut illustrated rhymes to teach the letters.
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Rhymes, for infant minds.

Rhymes, for infant minds.

Date: c.1850
Creator: unknown
Description: Mid-1800's children's book containing various poems with moral themes. Most deal with death of children, and how if they live right, they will go to heaven.
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The runaway

The runaway

Date: c. 1857.
Creator: Committee of Publication of the American Sunday School Union.
Description: Little Julia, resident of New York City, is taken to see her uncle's farm. Exposed to fields, animals, and the open spaces, she regrets having to return to the city. Back home, she wants to run away and return to her uncle's farm. Against her mother's orders, she does run away one day, but is found and brought home, and learns never to disobey her mother again.
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Rural amusements, or the history of Billy and Kitty

Rural amusements, or the history of Billy and Kitty

Date: 1790-1799
Creator: unknown
Description: The story of Billy and his sister Kitty. Billy tries to correct the behavior of the "forward and headstrong" Kitty who had learned all the worst aspects of education at her boarding school.
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Sewing basket

Sewing basket

Date: 1840/1901
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Signs.

Signs.

Date: [1827 - 1853]
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale which reflects that how children act is a signal of their future character. Story is followed by "The substance of the Ten Commandments."
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Tommy and Dobbin

Tommy and Dobbin

Date: [1890..1900]
Creator: unknown
Description: Set of 11 wooden blocks, hand-painted, which make up the bodies of Tommy the soldier and his horse Dobbin. Contained in wooden box with sliding lid, lid with colored illustration of the blocks and title; underside of lid with colored illustration showing 5 different ways the blocks can be arranged to make Tommy & Dobbin in different poses. Affixed to inside bottom of case is a second colored illustration showing 6 more poses.
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