This 1801 edition of the Columbian Primer begins with alphabets, single syllables for children, and words with one through six syllables. Religious instruction, found throughout the volume, includes the Lord's Prayer and the Apostles' Creed, verses for little children, instructive questions and answers, the Shorter Catechism of the Westminster Assembly, and "A dialogue between Christ, Youth, and the Devil."
BRB0390. The Columbian Primer, Enlarged and Improved: or, An Easy and Pleasant Guide to the Art of Reading. Adorn'd with Cuts. To Which is Added, The Assembly of Divines Catechism. Boston: Printed by Thomas Fleet, 1801.
Book with illustrations
Mann, Herman, 1771–1833 and Fleet, Thomas, 1768–1827, printer. , “BRB0390,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed August 7, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1205.