Mercy and grace are thine alone
And power and wisdom too:
Without the spirit of thy son.
We nothing good can do.
REWARD of MERIT
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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: This printed and personalized card was presented to student Luella May of South Deerfield, Massachusetts, from her teacher Mary Bryant for excellence in her lessons. The "Reward of Merit" was issued by printers and could then be individualized by the giver to the receiver. Luella May collected several of these from teachers Julia Wilcox and Mary Bryant about the year 1875 in recognition of her diligence as a student.