Glad ur not...
Be glad you're not a poor child living in the 19th century! Life was very short and hard work, with little money for food and clothes and none at all for toys.
Imagine if you didn’t have enough food to eat, no games to play with and not even a bed of your own to sleep in?
What would you rather do today - go to school or work for 12 hours in a dirty, dangerous factory?
If you were given the choice of whether to go to school or not today, would you go?
Thought to be born evil, children needed to be corrected, punished and made to become good citizens.
Babies born today are likely to reach 100, but children born in the 19th century were lucky to live beyond their 30th birthday.
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