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An Illustrated history & description Of Schools in the 18th & 19th Centurys.

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Summer Schools and Academies
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were then given free access to the common schools, and presently another innovation was made, whereby a high school was established for them with a three-year course,
though Latin and Greek were not included in the curriculum ; but this school was such an " alarm­ing success" that it was abolished after eighteen months' trial. The school au­thorities were apparently dis­mayed at the way the girls crowded into the new high school, and Mr. Quincy says of the pupils, " Not one voluntarily quitted it, and there was no rea­
son to suppose that any one
A Little Girl of the Eighteenth Century. From a pastel.
admitted to the school would voluntarily quit for the whole three years, except in case of marriage."
Boston was very conservative in this respect.
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