Posts tagged children

Child-painted illustrations.

Throughout History of England, In Words of One Syllable by Helen W. Pierson (1884). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized March 2, 2007.

The child’s hand.

Throughout (and around) English Grammar in Lectures: Designed to Render Its Principles Easily Adapted to the Mind of the Young Learner, and Its Study Entertaining by Lorenzo F. Hamlin (1833). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 1, 2007.

Child-painted frontispiece of King Philip

From The History of King Philip’s War; Also of Expeditions Against the French and Indians in the Eastern Parts of New-England, in the Years 1689, 1690, 1692, 1696 and 1704 by Benjamin Church (1825). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 29, 2007.

Elizabeth Whitmore Junior
died May the 7th about for
O Clock in the forenoon
in 1758

My dafter dear, that was so faire
That god did, from us take
my wife and I, are like to die
with grief and pain, our hearts do ach,
Our beloved tender Child..

May 7th Sunday 1758 
Short was my life, longer my rest may be..
Cut off in youth, as you may plainly se..
Nurst up with care, for parrents dear had I.
Which Loved me well, and Griev’d to se me die.
Weep not dear parrents, but pray be Content
For unto you dear frends, I was but lent
Our loving dafter we adore [?] ..
She his gone from us for evermore.

Could someone have been designing her headstone?


Throughout Three Decades of Sermons, Lately Preached to the University by Henry Wilkinson (1660). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 13, 2007.