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The Boarding School Familiar conversations between a governess and her pupils. Written for the amusement and instruction of young ladies.   By:

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"The Boarding School" is a charming and enchanting book that takes readers back in time to the familiar conversations between a governess and her pupils. Although the author remains unknown, their ability to capture the essence of a bygone era and deliver amusing yet instructive anecdotes for young ladies is evident throughout.

The book centers around the experiences of a governess and the young girls she educates at a boarding school. Through a series of conversations, we are given a glimpse into the daily life and lessons of these well-mannered and curious young ladies. The author expertly brings each character to life, revealing their distinctive personalities through clever dialogue and relatable situations.

One of the highlights of this book is the witty banter between the governess and her pupils. The author's skillful use of language and their ability to infuse humor into the conversations make for an entertaining read. Young readers will find themselves captivated by the amusing exchanges, while also gaining valuable lessons on etiquette and moral values.

Moreover, the book also serves as a window into the societal norms and customs of the time period it portrays. The author's meticulous attention to detail in depicting the clothing, mannerisms, and etiquette of the characters immerses readers in a bygone era, allowing them to better understand the historical context in which the story unfolds.

While the identity of the author may remain elusive, their talent for storytelling is unmistakable. "The Boarding School" is a delightful read, perfect for young ladies seeking both amusement and instruction. It successfully blends entertainment with educational value, making it a valuable addition to any young reader's library.

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THE BOARDING SCHOOL;

OR

FAMILIAR CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN A GOVERNESS AND HER PUPILS.

WRITTEN FOR THE AMUSEMENT AND INSTRUCTION OF YOUNG LADIES.

LONDON: PRINTED FOR G. AND W. B. WHITTAKER, AVE MARIA LANE. 1823.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY COX AND BAYLIS, GREAT QUEEN STREET, LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS.

PREFACE.

Those persons whose time is devoted to the instruction of youth, have not only abundant opportunities of ascertaining the capacities of their pupils, but of observing their various dispositions, and of noticing the effects which have been produced on them by previous habit and example. It seldom happens that amiability of temper, respectful behaviour to superiors, or kindness to inferiors, distinguish children who in their infancy have been left to the care of menials, or who have been suffered, by the blind indulgence of parents, to gratify their forward inclinations; and it as rarely occurs that those who have had the benefit of good example and parental admonition in the "bud of life," display much propensity to vice as they grow up, unless their morals become contaminated by afterwards forming improper companions. With reference to the effects of early education, it has been most truly said, that

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