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LESSONS IN READING,

FOR

CHILDREN

IN FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS:

WITH

QUESTIONS ON THE PRINCIPAL SUBJECTS.

LONDON:

THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY;

Instituted 1799.
DEPOSITORY, 56, PATERNOSTER ROW, AND 65, ST.
FAUL'S CHURCHYARD; AND SOLD BY THE

BOOKSELLERS.

1842.

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LESSONS FOR CHILDREN.

BOOKS.

How are books made? Books are made of
paper, and paper is made of rags. The rags
are first sorted; they are then washed ; they are
afterwards put into a trough filled with water,
in which there is a wheel with spikes, that tears
the rags into a great many pieces, and, at last,
makes them into a sort of thin paste. This
paste is spread out in thin layers upon frames,
and when it is pressed and dried, it is paper.
If the paper is to be very smooth, it must be
glazed.
Now we

have
paper

for our book, what must be done next? Why it must be written. It requires a great deal of time, and care, and trouble, to write a book; and you should be very grateful to those who are so kind as to write books for children. A person who writes a book is called an author. When the author has written his book, he gives it to the printer. The printer has a great number of letters, made of metal, of several kinds and of many sizes. With

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