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ABOUT BROWSE FEED

Rhymes, for infant minds.

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.
Date: c.1850
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The runaway

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.
Date: c. 1857.
Creator: Committee of Publication of the American Sunday School Union.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Tommy and Dobbin

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.
Date: [1890..1900]
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Isaac

Description: Biography of Isaac, Patriarch of Israel. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
Date: 1853-1857
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Joshua

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.
Date: 1853-1857
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Miriam

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.
Date: 1853-1857
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Aaron

Description: Biography of Aaron, first High Priest of Israel. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
Date: 1853/1857
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Moses. Part 1

Description: The story of Moses.
Date: 1853 - 1857
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme

Description: Child's pictorial primer with the alphabet, and wood-cut illustrated rhymes to teach the letters.
Date: 1840/1849
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Adam and Eve

Description: The story of Adam and Eve.
Date: 1827/1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

An address at the grave of a Sunday-school child.

Description: At the gravesite of one of their classmates, the Sunday-school teacher tells the class that Sarah Pearce will be with God, for she loved him and honored him.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

All the world's on stilts

Description: Moralizing story, where the narrator, after seeing a "lubberly boy" on stilts, reflects on people that set themselves above others and make spectacles of themselves.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The baby is with God

Description: Text exhorting readers not to grieve over the death of the infant, for it has been received into God's arms.
Date: 1827 - 1853.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Death of little Mary

Description: Little Mary S., devout and faithful, is dying at the age of 8. Her faith touches all around her, and helps bring them closer to God.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The fall of man

Description: The story of the Fall of Man.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The fourth commandment broken.

Description: Martha Scott, who would censure others for breaking the Sabbath, herself not only breaks the Sabbath but looses her temper - not realizing the sins she is committing.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Give us this day our daily bread.

Description: His mother unable to provide for himself and his siblings, six year old Little Johnny prays on the way to school. On arriving home, he finds food has been left for the family. Not an angel, but an earthly agent of God heard his prayer and provided for the family.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Going apprentice.

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.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The grocery ruined him.

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.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

Description: Moralizing tale of the fate of a man who starts out as a Sabath-breaker, and who ends up a murderer.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections