For our God is a consuming Fire. « Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Ben Franklin printed this New-England Primer in 1764. Can you imagine a primary student today with this list of words?

h/t Bouphonia

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3 thoughts on “For our God is a consuming Fire. « Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

  1. Isn’t that something! Most of my first-years wouldn’t have been able to define that list.

  2. The pronunciation is interesting too. There were 5 syllabic words that now have only 4 syllables.

  3. Yeah, like ben-e-fis-i-al and now it is ben-e-fish-al

    That is interesting.

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