Thursday, May 20, 2010

Vintage "Dirigo Writing Book" of Lizzie Cushman, Probably Maine; Loring, Short & Harmon

The Dirigo Writing Book for Common Schools, printed by Loring, Short & Harmon, Booksellers & Stationers, Portland, Maine.

There's a place on the front cover for the student's name.  Owner: Lizzie Cushman.  Only the first page of the writing book is completed.

"Lesson 189.  The term pottery is applied to all ware that is opaque, while porcelain applies to that which is translucent.
Sylphs, gnomes and elves are imaginary beings.
An introduction to a book is a preface; to a musical work is a prelude; to a dramatic performance is a prologue.
A soothsayer is a person who professes to foretell events.
Laudanum paregoric opium and morphine are drugs obtained from the poppy plant."

That must have been an interesting class!

If you have a theory as to which Lizzie Cushman she might have been, please leave a comment.

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