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" ... to the rule of three. If a straggler supposed to understand Latin happened to sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course, when I came of age I did not know... "
The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln: Containing Many Unpublished Documents and ... - Page 69
by Ida Minerva Tarbell, John McCan Davis - 1896 - 240 pages
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Harper's Encyclopædia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1909: Based ...

Benson John Lossing, Woodrow Wilson - United States - 1905
...Education was long a crude affair, and a boy like Abraham Lincoln found " son» schools, so-called, but no qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond ' readin', writin', and cipherin' ' to the rule oí three. If a straggler supposed to understand Latin happened to sojourn in thf neighborhood, he...
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Memorial Day Annual

Wisconsin. Dept. of Public Instruction - Memorial Day - 1906
...and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up. There were some schools, so called, but no qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond...the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition' for education. Of course, when I came of age I did...
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Masterpieces of Modern Oratory

Edwin Du Bois Shurter - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1906 - 369 pages
...region, with many bears and other animals still in the woods. There were some schools, so-called, but no qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond...the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. Of course, when I came of age I did not know much. Still, somehow I could read, write, and cipher to...
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History from 458 A. D. to 1909, Volume 4

Benson John Lossing, Woodrow Wilson - United States - 1906
...Education was long a crude affair, and a boy like Abraham Lincoln found " some schools, so-called, but no qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond...the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to stimulate ambition for education." Th«> bow WATER, MISSISSIPPL 2S8...
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The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln

Helen Nicolay - 1906 - 307 pages
...and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up. There were some schools, so-called, but no qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond...the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard." The school-house was a low cabin of round logs, with split logs or "puncheons" for a floor, split logs...
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The compromises of life: and other lectures and addresses, including some ...

Henry Watterson - Southern States - 1906 - 511 pages
...There were some schools, so-called, but no qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond 144 'readin', writin', and cipherin' to the rule of three.'...in the neighborhood he was looked upon as a wizard. ... Of course, when I came of age I did not know much. Still, somehow, I could read, write, and cipher...
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Lincolnics: Familiar Sayings of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - Quotations - 1906 - 202 pages
...would Lose your Latin there. Lincoln said of the rude frontier country where he was brought up: "If a 3 straggler, supposed to understand Latin, happened...the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard." He knew no Latin except that found in his old copy of " Blackstone," and English law Latin — Obscuris...
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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 5

Abraham Lincoln, Carl Schurz, Joseph Hodges Choate, Noah Brooks, Stephen Arnold Douglas - Biography & Autobiography - 1906
...and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up. There were some schools, so called, but no qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond "readin", writin', and tipherin'" to the Rule of Three. If a straggler supposed to understand Latin happened to sojourn in...
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Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln: Letters and telegrams, Adams to Garrison

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1907
...and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up. There were some schools, so called, but no qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond...the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course, when I came of age I did...
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Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln: Linclon the citizen (Feb. 12, 1809, to ...

Abraham Lincoln, Marion Mills Miller, Henry Clay Whitney - 1907
...compassed in a thimble. The future President himself said: "There were some schools, so-called, but no qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond...the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course, when I came of age, I did...
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