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School Rules of 1872

After viewing these school rules in a typical school in 1872, you will realize that the modern punishment to get out of the office or to be on duty all week is the flowers … The 

provinces and the number of blows by the rods:

1. The boys and girls play together – 4 
2. The fight at school – 5 
3 A quarrel at school – 5 
4. Playing for money or betting at school – 4

5. Playing cards at school – 10 
6. Climbing a tree above three feet (per foot) – 1 
7. For lying – 7 
8. For lying outside the school – 8 
9. For calling each other by nicknames – 3 
10. For swearing in school – 8 
11. For molesting girls – 10 
12. For drinking alcohol at school – 8 
13. For designing swings and rocking on them – 7 

14. For growing long nails – 2 
15. For misconduct on the road – 4 
16. For going to places where girls play – 3 
17. The same applies to girls who come to where boys play – 3 
18. For coming to school with dirty m face or dirty hands – 2 
19. For naming another liar – 4
20. For the fight in school – 4 
21. For pouring water during the game – 2 
22. For scuffing at the school – 4 
23. For the game next to the mill and stream – 6 
24. For the game next to the stables or any dangerous place – 7th

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