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1854 Excerpt: ...for the first time, for school. At about the same
time, Lewie, accompanied by his mother, went to Stan-wick, and
began his school life under the care of Dr. Hamilton. The
boarding-school at which Agnes and her cousins were placed, was
under the superintendence of Mrs. Arlington and her daughters,
ladies who had received a most thorough education in England, and
who had long kept an extensive and popular boarding-school there.
The hope of passing her declining days in the society of an only
son, who had some years before emigrated to America, induced Mrs.
Arlington, accompanied by her daughters, to follow him, and though
it pleased Providence to remove this idolized son and brother, by
death, in a little more than a year after their reunion in this
country, the mother and daughters determined to remain, and
continue their vocation here, where they had very flattering hopes
of success. Mr. and Mrs. Wharton had long known and esteemed these
estimable ladies, and though, in many respects, opposed to
boarding-schools in general, yet, as there seemed, at present, no
other means s for the girls to acquire an education, but by sending
them from home, they thought that a more unexceptionable place
could not be provided for them than Mrs. Arlington's school. Mrs.
Arlington, though a woman of more than sixty years of age, still
possessed an erect and queen-like figure, a most dignified and
stately appearance, and a face of remarkable beauty. She commanded
respect at first sight, and there was no punishment greater for her
pupils, than to be reported to Mrs. Arlington, and to be obliged to
meet her face to face, to receive a reprimand. Her three daughters,
Miss Susan, Miss Sophie, and Miss Emma, taught in different
departments of the school, and were in every respect m...
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