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Le triomphe de l'amour : ballet : dansé devant Sa Maiesté a S. Germain en Laie. Psyché : tragedie en musique : representée par l'Academie Royale de Musique.

Description: A single volume containing two libretti for which the music (not present) was composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully. This small publication was sold as an aid to viewers of the works, so that they could follow along with the libretti during the performance.
Date: 1680~
Creator: Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688; Benserade, Isaac de, 1613-1691 & Corneille, Thomas, 1625-1709
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Rural amusements, or the history of Billy and Kitty

Description: The story of Billy and his sister Kitty. Billy tries to correct the behavior of the "forward and headstrong" Kitty who had learned all the worst aspects of education at her boarding school.
Date: [1790..1799]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Diary of Henry Matthews - 1806-1844]

Description: Henry Matthews (1799-18?) was a Methodist circuit rider, schoolteacher, and practicing physician from Ohio, who made his way from Ohio, through the Illinois Territory, to Texas. Primarily a circuit-riding preacher and schoolteacher in his early days in Ohio, Matthews practiced medicine more formally in the 1830s and 1840s in San Felipe, Texas, where Matthews and his wife Miranda eventually settled. Primarily a medical diary, this volume includes records of medical visits and attendance by Matthews; death notices that feature the names of the deceased and the diseases from which they died; and an account of pregnancies and births attended by Mathews. Of the illnesses that Matthews recorded, venereal diseases dominate the list with syphilis being a primary affliction. The entries include details about the patients'/deceased's lives and families. The diary does not follow consistent ordering and there are large sections of unused pages in between some entries, which are written sideways with the gutter at the top of the writing.
Date: 1806-04-12/1844-05-17
Creator: Matthews, Henry
Partner: Southwestern University

Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Unbound sheets]

Description: A complete set of unbound sheets of the last printing of the Pickering Horace. The Horace was originally printed by Pickering in 1820 as the first of his Diamond Classics, and are a landmark in the world of miniature books and printing. This set of sheets are a remarkable survival, giving insight into the printing and binding process. The sheets are quarter-sheet impressions, each sheet holding 8 front-and-back leaves (16 pages) of the text. The sheets have been folded into gathers, and left thus. The separately printed frontispiece engraving is included as an individual sheet. The whole is housed in a book-form leather case.
Date: 1826
Creator: Horace
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Adam and Eve

Description: The story of Adam and Eve.
Date: 1827/1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

An address at the grave of a Sunday-school child.

Description: At the gravesite of one of their classmates, the Sunday-school teacher tells the class that Sarah Pearce will be with God, for she loved him and honored him.
Date: [1827..1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

All the world's on stilts

Description: Moralizing story, where the narrator, after seeing a "lubberly boy" on stilts, reflects on people that set themselves above others and make spectacles of themselves.
Date: 1827/1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The baby is with God

Description: Text exhorting readers not to grieve over the death of the infant, for it has been received into God's arms.
Date: 1827/1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Death of little Mary

Description: Little Mary S., devout and faithful, is dying at the age of 8. Her faith touches all around her, and helps bring them closer to God.
Date: [1827..1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The fall of man

Description: The story of the Fall of Man.
Date: [1827..1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The fourth commandment broken.

Description: Martha Scott, who would censure others for breaking the Sabbath, herself not only breaks the Sabbath but looses her temper - not realizing the sins she is committing.
Date: [1827..1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Give us this day our daily bread.

Description: His mother unable to provide for himself and his siblings, six year old Little Johnny prays on the way to school. On arriving home, he finds food has been left for the family. Not an angel, but an earthly agent of God heard his prayer and provided for the family.
Date: [1827..1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Going apprentice.

Description: Words of wisdom from an old German schoolmaster to a young boy about to go learn a trade, and how being good will help him succeed.
Date: [1827..1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The grocery ruined him.

Description: Little Robert would not heed the advice of his Sunday school teacher and avoid the men at the grocery store who kept trying to get him to drink rum. By the age of 13, Robert becomes a drunkard.
Date: [1827..1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

Description: Moralizing tale of the fate of a man who starts out as a Sabath-breaker, and who ends up a murderer.
Date: [1827..1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Harvest close upon seed time.

Description: Moralizing tale of the youth who starts by missing just a few minutes of Sunday school, slides into sin, skips class, joins a fire company, and eventually lands in prison in Maryland with a 15 year term for robbery.
Date: [1827..1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The home-made boy.

Description: Moralizing tale of the differences between two boys in the Sunday school, Arthur and Lewis, which are "chiefly made at home!"
Date: [1827..1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Is it worth climbing for?

Description: Moralizing tale of how boys, men, peasants and princes all may climb over obstacles towards a goal, but are worldly goals worth the climb?
Date: [1827..1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Jacob and Esau

Description: The story of Jacob and Esau.
Date: [1827..1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The kink in the engine rope.

Description: Moralizing tale where an apprentice printer is cautioned against following the fire engine, as it will lead to bad habits.
Date: [1827..1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The new bonnet.

Description: Moralizing tale where Miss Amelia F. Johnson learns that the pretty new bonnet she wants to wear to church is not as important as learning to serve God. The story is followed by the poem "The child's prayer."
Date: [1827..1853]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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