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The Increasing Religiosity of the New England Primer

New-England Primer Enlarged printed and sold by Benjamin Franklin

 

I was a little surprised to discover that the famed New England Primer actually became more religious over time:

1727:

The Cat doth play,
And after slay.

1762:

Christ crucy’d
For sinners dy’d.

Read more: http://www.bartleby.com/163/304.html

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