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The A, B, C, with the Church of England Catechism (1785): What a Difference a Couple of Centuries Make

Anonymous, The A, B, C, with the Church of England Catechism (Young, Stewart, and McCulloch, 1785)

photo credit: openlibrary.org

Ah, the good old days of truly informative book titles!

I actually own this because it is (or it was when I downloaded it) the very first file listed when you browse by title at Project Gutenberg. 15 pages long, and the PG EULA is a third of that. The actual ABC is about as long as you would expect, and the remainder is the catechism and some contemporary prayers and hymns—which makes this interesting for students of religious history, but not so much for the rest of us. ** ½

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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