The idea of a copy book was that you had to copy each line exactly the same using an ink pen dipped in ink;
Without making a mistake or without making a mess
If you did you were sure to get ‘The Cane'!
This book cost the grand sum of 2 pence!
That may not sound a lot today but in Victorian times it cost that much to pay to go to school for a week
Most people only earned that much a week anyway!
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