Old Westtown; A Collection

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byFrances C. Tatum

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1888. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. FIGURES OF THE PAST. Westtown! thy meek and unobtrusive name No bard has yielded to enduring fame. HE above lines have been quoted to the editor of these pages as the opening stanza of an "address to Westtown," but may we not believe that though the "bard" has been wanting, the name has been honored in the memories of many of Westtown's children. And surely, if we know the meaning of "enduring fame" (of one sort), it is illustrated in the tenacity with which we hold in our minds the persons, habits, tones and manners of those with whom we lived in that institution,--those whose names have been well-known in connection with the school. Perhaps the figures of teachers, and those in authority, stand out even more distinctly than those of fellow-pupils. A Friend with whom the memories of girlhood are still fresh, has given them to us as follows: The superintendents of this institution have been generally men of very marked character, though of varied qualifications. It was said of Pennock Passmore, by one who was teacher in his day, that there never came up a question in any of the several departments of learning that he could not answer. Nathan Sharpless, of later time, was not at all literary, but his economic methods and attention to minutiae, improved greatly the pecuniary state of the School, and in this he had a most efficient helper in his sister, Martha Jefferis, who acted as matron, and used herself to scrape every butter-plate, as they came from the tables, that there might be no careless waste, and looked well--with the good sense she showed in everything--to the ways of her household. His wife, Lydia Sharpless, suffering under a severe bodily affliction, could take no active part, but was the motherly and warmly-beloved comforter of eve...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1888. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. FIGURES OF THE PAST. Westtown! thy meek and unobtrusive name No bard has yielded to enduring fame. HE above lines h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217524494

ISBN - 13:9780217524490

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