But I swear to thee I never read through the hornbook of the heavens.
For hornbook and primmer for Jenkins' girle to learn to read, 6d.
The printed cardboard battledore was a successor of the hornbook.
This like the criss-cross row in the hornbook was originally Christ's cross.
Decker, in "Gul's Hornbook," speaks of "the unicorn whose horn is worth a city."
The next of Dekker's tracts or pamphlets was the comparatively well-known "Gull's Hornbook."
When her education had proceeded no further than the hornbook, she lost her mother, and thenceforward she educated herself.
And, Captain Borroughcliffe, as you appear to be forgetting the use of your own language, here is even a hornbook for you!
At the two upper corners of the page were crosses, hence to read the hornbook was often called "reading a criss-cross row."
The book which succeeded the hornbook in general use was the New England Primer.