Number of records in editorial history: 2
anonymous contributor
2019-07-19 06:41
approved
rejected
awaiting decision
because he was brief in stature and any time he would ask for an old saying they used to say, "there are good goods in small parcels".
In this school-house there were no desks or no seats and the pupils used to have to bring four sods each. They used to have to bring one sod each for the fire and the other three to make a seat for themselves for writing on and for sitting on during the day. At that time there were no copy-books in Ireland and the people used slates and slate pencils. Shortly after this copy-books were first made in Ireland. These copy-books consisted of three hundred leaves and when each pupil had his copy-book finished he was at liberty to stay at home from school. At this time there was no writing-pins like what the school-boys have now and on that account they used to write with pointed quills.
senior member (history)
2018-04-27 20:02
approved
rejected
awaiting decision
because he was brief in stature and any time he would ask for an old saying they used to say, "there are good goods in small parcels".
In this school-house there were no desks or no seats and the pupils used to have to bring four sods each. They used to have to bring one sod each for the fire and the other three to make a seat for themselves for writing on and for sitting on during the day. At that time there were no copy-books in Ireland and the people used slates and slate pencils. Shortly after this copy-books were first made in Ireland. These copy-books consisted of three hundred leaves and when each pupil had his copy-book finished he was at liberty to stay at him from school. At this time there was no writing-pins like that account they used to write with pointed quills.