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Title: The home primer
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 Material Information
Title: The home primer
Physical Description: 47 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Pratt, Ella Farman, 1837-1907 ( Editor )
Lothrop Publishing Company ( Publisher )
Publisher: Lothrop Publishing Company
Place of Publication: Boston
Publication Date: c1882
 Subjects
Subject: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1882   ( lcsh )
Primers (Instructional books) -- 1882   ( rbgenr )
Readers -- 1882   ( rbgenr )
Alphabet books -- 1882   ( rbgenr )
Hand-colored illustrations -- 1882   ( local )
Bldn -- 1882
Genre: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Primers (Instructional books)   ( rbgenr )
Readers   ( rbgenr )
Alphabet books   ( rbgenr )
Hand-colored illustrations   ( local )
novel   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston
 Notes
Statement of Responsibility: by the editor of Little folks' reader.
General Note: Baldwin Library copy illustrations are hand-colored: probably by young owner.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00053008
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002223800
notis - ALG4053
oclc - 62726099

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NOTE TO PARENTS.

"rms Primer is designed especially for home-teaching, for the use
of mothers, sisters and governesses. It has been prepared at the
request of parents who have stumbled against various difficulties
and lacks in other primers.
This is not simply an A B C Primer. It is instead a plan for
the most delightful object teaching, and the lessons will prove a
fascinating playtime to the baby pupil, as it is the author's design
that the teacher shall take the little learner about the house and
show him the objects and colors which the words and pictures rep-
resent. Out-of-door pictures alternate with in-door, so that some
lessons may call for a fresh-air ramble.
Another very tempting feature is that blank leaves accompany
the lesson leaves. On these the child may print the letter, and
copy the objects found on the printed page. Drawing lessons in
straight lines and angles, and combinations of these, are given on
the first pages of the Primer, also a color lesson; and as the little
learner advances to the one and two syllable pag s, the drawing
lessons give figures of animals in outline, and simple exercises in
shading.
No hard or unfamiliar words occur in the book; and it is hoped
that at last "learning made easy is rendered a simple and taugible
fact.

Copyright by
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draws his cart to th. garden. Joe
fills it with potatoes and turnips
and peas. Joe picks peaches and
grapes. Then Ralph brings them to
the house. See little Maud! She
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turnips! Ralph is her horse.
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Arthur had a birthday present.
What do you think it was? A
"gray squirrel! He came in a box.
SMamma opened the box. Out
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on the top of the tall clock. He
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"Isn't he a beauty, mamma?"
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See the cobwebs on the attic
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Sue plays in the attic. The mice
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"and wasps come in. Two wrens
came in one day. They saw a
basket hanging on a hook. That
is a fine place for a nest," said Mrs.
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in a boat up the river. They car-
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They carried lemons for lemonade.
They carried a can of milk and the
croquet set. Dotty took her little
blue sunshade. They landed near a
bridge. They ate their lunch. Then
Sam, May, Edith and Ned played
croquet. Papa fished, mamma,
STrotty and Dotty sailed boats. By-
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"0, mamma, look !" said Rose.
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were kindling a fire near it. "I
wish I could go out there" said Rose.
If you will help me we will go,":
said mamma. So Rose watered the
roses with the watering-pot. She
dusted the brass candle-sticks and
match-safe, and fed the parrot. Then
they went out. The boys had made
a chowder. They gave Rose some
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It was Christmas morning. Harry and Maud awoke
early. They jumped out of bed and ran to the fire-
place. There was a bright fire in the grate. Two
stockings hung on each side of the grate. Under the
red stocking was a rocking-horse. Under the blue stock-
ing was a big doll. They did not stop to look at the
stockings. They got into bed with the rocking-horse
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Mooly Cow. "Come and play with me, Mooly Cow,"
she said. "I can't," said Mrs. Cow. "'My little calf is
waiting for me." Then Mistress Sheep came by with
her little lamb. "You can come and play with me,"
said Mary. "Baa-a! no! no!" said Mrs. Sheep. "I
must hurry home with my lamb." Oh, oh!" said Mary,
" everybody's mamma is coming home .but mine She
climbed up on the fence. Her hat fell off. Polly tumbled
out of her arms. She leaned her head on the top rail. She
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Iletty tells Tot a story. Rosabel had sweet blue
eyes. But it often rained in Rosabel's eyes. Then
they were cloudy. One day Rosabel looked into a
white lily. She saw a tiny woman. "Walk in, my
dear," she said.' Rosabel walked in. It was a lovely
place. She saw many little people in white. "What
makes your eyes so bright?" asked Rosabel. "We
"wear diamonds in them," said Titania. She opened
a gold rose and took out two diamonds. She gave
them to Rosabel. Do not let it rain in your eyes,"
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"What is the matter, dear ?" asked George's mamma.
He looked very sad. I hate to be dressed up,
mamma," he said. "Willy Smith goes barefoot, and
he never has his face washed. His sister says he looks
horrid, and I want to look horrid, too." Mamma
laughed. But she is a very kind mamma. She bought
a blue suit of clothes for George. "Now you may play
in the dirt as much as you like," she said. What
fine times he had that summer I One day he went to
the coal-pits, where the men made charcoal. When
he came home his face was black, his clothes were
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Little Anna lives in a great dusty city. Kind Mr.
Wood took her to the country one day. How happy
"she was She sat on the soft green grass. She picked
the yellow dandelions. She heard the robins sing. She
saw the red apples growing on the trees. "Do aqfles
grow on trees said Anna. The prettiest thing she saw
was Mr. Wood's pet calf. Her name is Clover. Anna
fed her with grass. She patted her. Clover followed
Anna. She rubbed her head against her. Kind Mr.
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Jack found some pine cones. Elsie picked some
ferns. By and by it began to rain. Jack ran into a
hollow tree. "Come in come in!" he said. They
all crowded in. It was splendid! Elsie stood in
the door. Janet looked out of the window. It was
like a house. The next week mamma went with
them to see the wonderful tree-house. What a
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