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THE

INFANTILE INSTRUCTER:

BEING A SERIES OF

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS,

INTENDED TO

FACILITATE INSTRUCTION IN INFANT SCHOOLS.

ALSO,

A VARIETY OF PIECES IN PROSE AND VERSE,

ORIGINAL AND SELECTED

ADAPTED TO

THE USE OF FAMILIES,

AND OF.

COMMON AND SABBATH SCHOOLS.

REVISED AND ENLARGED.

BY THE REV. ELI MEEKER.

STEREOTYPE OF A PELL & BROTHER.

NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED BY J. & W. DAY,

CORNER OF FULTON ANDIDUTCH STREETS.

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Southern District of New-York, ss.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-sixth day of May, A. D. 1830, in the
fifty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Eli Meeker, of
the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he
claims as author, in the words following, to wit:

"The Infantile Instructer: being a Series of Questions and Answers, intended to
facilitate instruction in infant schools. Also, a variety of pieces in prose and verse,
original and selected, adapted to the use of families, and of Common and Sabbath
Schools. By the Rev. Eli Meeker."

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled "An act for
the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books,
to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;" and
also, to the act, entitled, "An act, supplementary to an act, entitled 'An act for the
encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the
authors and proprietors of such copies, during the timest herein mentioned, and extending
the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other
prints."

Printed by
FOSTER & LOVETT,
108 Fulton St.

FREDERICK J. BETTS,
Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.

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1832-

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THE system of Infantile Instruction should be extended and introduced into all our common schools, and, indeed, into every family. To aid as much as possible in the promotion of this worthy object, the author of this little book devotes his time to improvement and lecturing on the various subjects of education, adapted to the different ages and attainments of children. To numerous Ladies and Gentlemen is he much indebted for hints and remarks, relating to the art of teaching. He rejoices to look forward and contemplate brighter prospects as to the opportunities of little children, both intellectual and moral. Should this work prove beneficial in this respect, his labour in preparing it for the press, will be abundantly compensated.

HYMNS ADAPTED TO THE TUNE "BRUCE'S
ADDRESS."

1 How we love our infant-school,

And the play-ground clean and neat,
When of boys and girls 'tis full,
Playing there's a treat.

There we have such merry games,
And we never whine and cry,
Never hurt or call bad names,
But to please we try.

2 When we get upon the swing,
Up and down again we go—
Each as merry as a king,

Though we are so low.

But, if we were rich and great,
Fine and grand, and dressed in lace,
Ne'er could be a happier state,
Or a richer place.

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3 May we ever grateful be,
For the blessings here enjoy'd,
From bad thoughts and passions free,
Well our time employ'd,
How we love our infant-school;
And our play-ground clean and neat,
When of boys and girls 'tis full,
Playing there's a treat.

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