In Scotland, harebells are called bluebells.
For many centuries, large tiled ceramic stoves have been used in countries such as Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Norway and Sweden. Some were designed for quite grand houses and some for more modest ones. The plain white one in the picture above, is a 19th century Swedish stove.
An A B C is a book designed to teach children the alphabet. In many countries, there is a tradition of making up rhymes and songs which make it easier for a child to learn his/her alphabet.
Songs and rhymes that help children learn the alphabet are still in use:
A dunce is a person who is slow to learn.
In the past, a dunce's cap/hat was used in the classroom.
It was a tall, pointed hat, sometimes marked with a 'D', which was put on the head of a child who misbehaved. Only occasionally was it put on the head of a child who was slow to learn.