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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harvest close upon seed time.

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.
Date: 1827 - 1853

The home-made boy.

Description: Moralizing tale of the differences between two boys in the Sunday school, Arthur and Lewis, which are "chiefly made at home!"
Date: 1827 - 1853

Is it worth climbing for?

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?
Date: 1827 - 1853

The kink in the engine rope.

Description: Moralizing tale where an apprentice printer is cautioned against following the fire engine, as it will lead to bad habits.
Date: 1827 - 1853

The new bonnet.

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."
Date: 1827 - 1853

Parental anxiety.

Description: Moralizing tale about how good parents care for their children, and thus children should obey their parents.
Date: 1827 - 1853

Signs.

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."
Date: [1827 - 1853]

Vanity.

Description: Moralizing tale about Little Betsey Green. Constantly told how pretty she is, she becomes vain and prideful.
Date: [1827 - 1853]

Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Unbound sheets]

Description: A complete set of unbound sheets of the last printing of the Pickering Horace. The Horace was originally printed by Pickering in 1820 as the first of his Diamond Classics, and are a landmark in the world of miniature books and printing. This set of sheets are a remarkable survival, giving insight into the printing and binding process. The sheets are quarter-sheet impressions, each sheet holding 8 front-and-back leaves (16 pages) of the text. The sheets have been folded into gathers, and left thus. The separately printed frontispiece engraving is included as an individual sheet. The whole is housed in a book-form leather case.
Date: 1826
Creator: Horace