This book (LN 434 / Hj. 1068 4to) is not a schoolbook, but a book with admonitions as to children’s behaviour, written in rhymed verse, and partly directed at the child itself. Only one copy of the book has been preserved. Here admonitions are handed out on good and less good forms of play:
“Children should not always be forbidden to play,
But sometimes they must amuse themselves and be entertained.
Playing with pebbles, ball, hoop, and top,
With bowls and ninepins, running and hopping,
Singing, chanting, dancing, and jumping,
Playing the dulcimer, trumpets, and fiddles.
Fencing and fighting may do no harm,
If it is done in a friendly spirit and not exaggerated.”