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The Academy Keeper

Or Variety of useful Directions Concerning the Management of an Academy, The Terms, Diet, Lodging, Recreation, Discipline, and Instruction of Young Gentlemen.

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1770
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,595 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.5
LoC Category: LC
Downloads: 1,969
Added to site: 2010.02.02 26533
Genre: Instructional

With the Proper Methods of addressing Parents and Guardians of allRanks and Conditions. As Also Necessary Rules for theproper Choice and Treatment of Academy-Wives, Ushers, andother menial Servants: with the Reasons of making thempublic.

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e, your wife, or the person he has offended, must beg him off.

SECT. 8. Severe discipline is never to be inflicted immediately before the school breaks up, or very soon after the return.

SECT. 9. Setting a maid upon her head, or pissing upon a mistress's new gown, is a flogging matter, no more; it might look like partiality.

SECT. 10. The best punishment for idleness is confinement and short commons.

By an adherence to this rule you will not endanger the children's health; you will save your victuals, expose your scholars to sufficient disgrace, and give them an opportunity of learning their book.



The instruction of youth you must commit in a great measure to your ushers; it is for this purpose you employ them, (see article USHER.) But not to omit any thing material, which may concern you, take the following rules.

SECT. 1. If your principal boys ask too hard questions, make it a rule never to tell them; it would be excusing t

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Embrace these principles and you just might become rich like the author. Just remember, the first flogging of the year must be given to a boy from a poor family.



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