Patricia’s Picks May 2020

Richard Brooke Copybook, 1803

1981.0025.0005 Copy book, Richard Brooke

Have you ever wondered if the education 250 years ago was more rigorous than the education today?  The general consensus is “yes,” but I tend to disagree.  Do you know about the “Rule of Three”?  Or how about reduction?  This copybook belonged to Richard Brooke in 1803.  I was amazed that a thirteen-year-old was able to complete these complex exercises.  The beautiful handwriting throughout was enough to regret leaving Richard Brooke behind, as I had to move on to the next project.