Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

For our God is a consuming Fire.

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on January 11, 2011

A New-England Primer printed by Benjamin Franklin in 1764.
The New-England primer enlarged. For the more easy attaining the true reading of English. To which is added, the Assemblys catechism. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by B. Franklin, and D. Hall, in Market-street, 1[7]64

Geographic Sing-Along

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on February 18, 2010

Sample pages from an 1848 book for children intended to teach physical and political geography by way of rhymes set to popular tunes – jingoism notwithstanding.

Lyon, Sarah M. 1848. The musical geography: a new natural arrangement of the names of all the physical features of the globe. Troy [N.Y.]: Young & Hart.