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The Boarding School

Familiar conversations between a governess and her pupils. Written for the amusement and instruction of young ladies.

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Author: Unknown
Published: 1823
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,110 / 69 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,188
Added to site: 2009.01.14 23142

In pourtraying the characters which are introduced in “The Boarding School,” the Author has endeavoured to represent, by contrast, the amiable and unamiable passions; and, by exhibiting them in their true colours, to render her fair and youthful readers as emulous to imitate the one, as they will doubtless be to avoid the other; while the narrative, being of the most familiar kind, will, it is hoped, contribute to their amusement.

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y think that I am without feelings. The little girl would have remained with me, but her sister would not allow her."

A loud laugh now proclaimed a party approaching the summer-house. Jane was shocked when she heard Miss Vincent exclaim, "Oh, do come in and behold her! she is a complete creole! I never saw so frightful a complexion!"

"The young lady is a stranger to me," said another, "and I am sure I would not insult her upon any account."

"That is a voice I know," said Jane, stepping to the door. "My dear Miss Damer, I wish to speak to you." Miss Vincent and her friend instantly retreated, and the young lady entered the summer-house with a blushing face.

"Here is a young lady," said Jane, "who is a stranger; and I may add, that she is in a strange land. In introducing her to you, Miss Damer, I hope I am securing a friend for her: one who will not behold her insulted."

Tears now rushed from Miss Arden's eyes. "O! ma'am, I cannot thank you as I feel! Hitherto, I have only kn



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