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


Set 24. Attend the advice

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Scope Note

Unnumbered lesson cards of religious and secular topics, arranged by first lines. With cord hangers, borders in brown, orange and green Dutch paper. Verso pasted with cut-out uncolored figures.


[1] Attend the advice

Transcription:

Attend the Advice/ of the Old and the Wise./ Be not angry, nor fret,/ But forgive and forget./ Can you think it no Ill/ to pilfer and steal?/ Do the Thing you are bid,/ Nor be sullen when chid.

Dimensions:

8 x 9.7 cm

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[2] Envy none for their wealth

Transcription:

Envy none for their Wealth,/ or their Honour, or Health./ Fear, Worship, and Love/ The Great God above./ Grow quiet and easy/ when Fools try to tease you./ Honour Father and Mother,/ Love Sister and Brother.

Dimensions:

8.3 x 10.5 cm

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[3] It is dangerous folly

Transcription:

It is dangerous Folly/ To jest with Things holy./ Keep your Books without Blot,/ And your Cloaths without Spot./ Let your Hands do no wrong,/ Nor Back-bite with your tongue./ Make Haste to obey,/ Nor dispute nor delay.

Dimensions:

8.5 x 10.4 cm

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[4] Never stay within hearing

Transcription:

Never stay within Hearing/ Of Cursing and Swearing./ Offer God all the Prime/ Of your Strength and your time./ Provoke not the Poor,/ Tho' he lies at your Door./ Quash all evil Thoughts,/ And mourn for your Faults.

Dimensions:

8.5 x 10.5 cm

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[5] Remember the liar

Transcription:

Remember the Liar/ Has his part in Hell-Fire./ Shun the Wicked and Rude,/ But converse with the Good./ Transgress no good Rule,/ At Home, or at School./ Vie still with the Best,/ And excell all the rest.

Dimensions:

8.5 x 10.5 cm

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[6] When you are at play

Transcription:

When you are at Play,/ Take care what you say./ Excuse, but with Truth,/ The Follies of youth./ Yield a little for Peace,/ And let Quarrelling cease./ Zeal and charity join'd,/ Make you pious and kind.

Dimensions:

8.5 x 10.5 cm

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