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Four years in travelling from Christ-cross-row to Malachi;
The alphabet was called the _Christ-cross-row_, some say because a cross was prefixed to the alphabet in the old primers; but as probably from a superstitious custom of writing the alphabet in the form of a cross, by way of charm.
8_Ma croix de par Dieu_, "my Christ-cross-row," or