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Johnson, J. mss., ca. 1740-1759


Set 22. There is but one God and he is good

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Scope Note

Set of lesson cards, Nos. 1-57, of religious and moral sayings. Each with Arabic and Roman numerals. Ink borders, colored pictures on verso. A brief description of the pictures is provided.


1. There is but one God

Description of item:

verso: fish

Transcription:

There is but one God,/ and he is good./ Love God for he is good.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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2. A good boy will be

Description of item:

verso: two birds

Transcription:

A good Boy will be a/ good man/ Love to Read your Book.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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3. God made you

Description of item:

verso: an elephant and a unicorn

Transcription:

God made you and all/ the world, he made the/ Sun, the Moon, and all/ the Stars.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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4. Speak the truth

Description of item:

verso: a maiden and two birds

Transcription:

Speak the Truth and/ tell no Lyes/ Use no ill words.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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5. Love good boys

Description of item:

verso: a young man and a dog

Transcription:

Love good Boys, and play/ with none that swear, or lie,/ or steal.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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6. If you are in the dark

Description of item:

verso: three men and a woman

Transcription:

If you are in the dark/ God sees you, and if you/ are in the light he is/ with you.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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7. God is in all places

Description of item:

verso: a bird, a bull, and a lamb

Transcription:

God is in all pla-ces He/ Knows all that is done, and/ you can-not go out of his/ Sight.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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8. God sees everything

Description of item:

verso: a man, a woman, and an owl

Transcription:

God sees e-ve-ry thing you/ do, hears e-ve-ry word you/ speak, and knows e-ve-ry/ thing you think.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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9. God loves you better

Description of item:

verso: a pigeon and a man

Transcription:

God loves you better/ than your Fa-ther or your/ Mo-ther love you.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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10. God sends you everything

Description of item:

verso: a bird, a bull, and a goat

Transcription:

God sends you e-ve-ry/ thing you Eat and Drink,/ and all the fine things/ you have.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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11. God made the day light

Description of item:

verso: a wild boar

Transcription:

God made the Day Light/ that you may Walk and/ Play, and he made the Night/ Dark, that you may Rest and/ Sleep.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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12. God is always with you

Description of item:

verso: a woman and a boy

Transcription:

God is al-ways with you tho'/ you can-not see him, and if you/ are good he will not let a-ny/ thing hurt you.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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13. God made you for no other reason

Description of item:

verso: a tiger

Transcription:

God made you for no o-ther/ Rea-son but to make you/ hap-py, but you can-not be/ hap-py with-out be-ing good.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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14. If you are good

Description of item:

verso: a fantastical creature and clovers

Transcription:

If you are good you will go to/ hea-ven when you Die, and be/ hap-py for e-ver and e-ver.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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15. Heaven is a much finer place

Description of item:

verso: a monkey playing a drum

Transcription:

Hea-ven is a much Fi-ner/ place than e-ver you saw/ in your Life.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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16. When you go to heaven

Description of item:

verso: a man and a maiden with a basket of apples

Transcription:

When you go to Hea-ven you/ will see God, you will ne-ver/ feel a-ny pain, and you will/ have e-ve-ry thing you wish/ for.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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17. It is very easy to be good

Description of item:

verso: a monkey and a man

Transcription:

It is ve-ry ea-sy to be good/ and none but Fools will/ e-ver do a wick-ed thing.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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18. To be good is to love God

Description of item:

verso: a king and a queen

Transcription:

To be good is to love God,/ and to strive to please him/ in thought word and deed.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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19. To love God is to keep

Description of item:

verso: a woman and two cherubs

Transcription:

To Love God is to keep/ his Com-mand-ments and/ They are all ve-ry ea-sy.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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20. God spake these words

Description of item:

verso: a maiden with fire

Transcription:

God spake these words and/ said, I am the Lord thy God;/ Thou shalt have no o-ther/ Gods but me.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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21. Thou shalt not

Description of item:

verso: cats

Transcription:

Thou shalt not take the/ Name of the Lord thy God/ in vain.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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22. Remember the Sabbath

Description of item:

verso: two fantastical creatures

Transcription:

Re-mem-ber the Sab-bath/ Day to keep it Ho-ly: In/ it thou shalt do no man-ner/ of work.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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23. Thou shalt not steal

Description of item:

verso: a lion and a tiger

Transcription:

Thou shalt not steal./ Thou shalt not tell a Lye.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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24. Honour thy father and mother

Description of item:

verso: a man and a monkey

Transcription:

Ho-nour thy Fa-ther and they/ Mo-ther, that thy days may/ be long in the Land.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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25. Always do unto others

Description of item:

verso: two birds

Transcription:

Al-ways do un-to o-thers, as/ you would have them do/ un-to you.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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26. Hurt nobody

Description of item:

verso: a pheasant and a swan

Transcription:

Hurt no-body by word or/ Deed, and do all the good you/ can to all men.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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27. Those that love God

Description of item:

verso: figure with hat

Transcription:

Those that Love God, and keep/ his Com-mands will all go to/ Hea-ven, when they die, and/ be a vast deal more happy/ than they can be in this World.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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28. Those that steal

Description of item:

verso: a camel and a bear

Transcription:

Those that Steal, tell Lies,/ or Swear, or get Drunk, will/ ne-ver go to Heaven.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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29. The devil is a liar

Description of item:

verso: figure smoking a pipe

Transcription:

The De-vil is a Ly-ar:/ Ly-ing Lips are hate-ful/ un-to God.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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30. He that tells one lie

Description of item:

verso: two figures on horses

Transcription:

He that tells one Lye shall/ not escape with-out some/ pun-ish-ment.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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31. God is the God of truth

Description of item:

verso: two fantastical creatures

Transcription:

God is the God of Truth, and/ none can please Him un-less/ they speak the Truth from/ their heart.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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32. Pray often

Description of item:

verso: four figures

Transcription:

Pray of-ten to God, and let/ not one hour pass with-out/ think-ing that He knows/ all you say and do.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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33. Always do good

Description of item:

verso: a man and woman strolling and a man and woman drinking tea

Transcription:

Al-ways do good for e-vil,/ but ne-ver do e-vil for good;/ and then God, and all good/ men will Love you.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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34. Of all the pleasures

Description of item:

verso: a boy and a girl

Transcription:

of all the plea-sures in Life/ the great-est is to do good.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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35. It is better to be good

Description of item:

verso: a young man and a boy with his dog

Transcription:

It is better to be Good than/ to be Rich, or Fine, or hand-some.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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36. You ought to be more afraid

Description of item:

verso: three religious figures

Transcription:

You ought to be more a-fraid/ of Sin than of Death.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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37. Heaven is such a fine place

Description of item:

verso: a man with a wheelbarrow and a hunter

Transcription:

Hea-ven is such a Fine place,/ it is worth ta-king a great/ deal of pains to go there.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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38. Children obey your parents

Description of item:

verso: a baptismal scene

Transcription:

Chil-dren o-bey your Parents/ in all things, for that is well/ pleas-ing un-to God.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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39. Honour thy father and mother

Description of item:

verso: two military figures

Transcription:

Ho-nour thy Fa-ther and they/ Mo-ther both in Word and/ Deed, that a Blessing may come/ up-on thee from the Most High.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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40. Whoso does honour his father

Description of item:

verso: an orange tree, a young child, and a man and woman

Transcription:

Who-so does Ho-nour his/ Fa-ther shall have joy of/ his own Chil-dren and be/ bless-ed of God with long/ life.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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41. My son help they father

Description of item:

verso: two fish

Transcription:

My Son help thy Fa-ther/ when he is old, and grieve/ him not so long as he lives.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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42. Blessed most blessed

Description of item:

verso: a goat and a plant

Transcription:

Bless-ed most bless-ed and/ hap-py is the man that/ ne-ver did a wick-ed thing.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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43. My son this life is short

Description of item:

verso: a dog and a maiden

Transcription:

My Son this Life is short,/ but the Life to come will/ last for e-ver and e-ver.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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44. If you are good

Description of item:

verso: a horse

Transcription:

If you are good you will/ be hap-py, but if you will/ be wick-ed you must feel/ pain and tor-ment.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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45. A fool will be wicked

Description of item:

verso: a king

Transcription:

A Fool will be wick-ed,/ but he that is Wise will/ be good.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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46. To tell a lie

Description of item:

verso: A woman with a small bird

Transcription:

To tell a Lye is a sad/ thing, for Ly-ing Lips/ are hate-ful un-to God.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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47. Do no evil

Description of item:

verso: a man and a bell

Transcription:

Do no e-vil so shall no/ harm come un-to thee: for/ God will Bless thee in/ all thy ways.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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48. No man can be happy

Description of item:

verso: a drum and a violin

Transcription:

No man can be hap-py in/ this World, or in the next,/ if he is not good.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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49. There shall no evil

Description of item:

verso: a frog and a turtle

Transcription:

There shall no e-vil/ hap-pen un-to him that/ Loves and obeys the/ Lord his God.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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50. There are many things

Description of item:

verso: a maiden and a young man

Transcription:

There are ma-ny things/ hate-ful un-to God, but/ few more so, than a man/ that gets Drunk.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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51. My son if you value

Description of item:

verso: a shepherd next to a burning tree

Transcription:

My Son if you va-lue/ health, drink but ve-ry/ lit-tle Wine, or Strong/ Drink of a-ny Sort.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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52. Health is better than riches

Description of item:

verso: two men, a woman, and a branch

Transcription:

Health is bet-ter than/ Rich-es, but to be good/ is bet-ter than both.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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53. My son if you would have

Description of item:

verso: a boar and a fruit tree

Transcription:

my Son, if you wou'd have/ good health, drink no wine/ with-out water in it, till you/ are thir-ty years old.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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54. In the first place

Description of item:

verso: a mouse and a rat

Transcription:

In the first place, take/ care to be good; and in/ the next, take care to be/ Rich.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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55. Never part with one

Description of item:

verso: a scrub brush and a book

Transcription:

Ne-ver part with one/ half-penny with-out a/ ve-ry good rea-son.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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56. A fool and his money

Description of item:

verso: an hourglass

Transcription:

A Fool and his mo-ney/ are soon part-ed.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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57. He that will not take

Description of item:

verso: a lantern

Transcription:

He that will not take/ care of two pence, will/ ne-ver be worth a groat.

Dimensions:

6.2 x 9.5 cm

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