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(1924) [MARC] Author: Fredrika Bremer
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gait, etc., all are subjects of observation and
attention. Nothing must be allowed in the teacher
which disgusts or excites ridicule in the scholar.
Great numbers of young teachers are sent
hence to the west and south of this vast
country, where they are soon engaged by schools
or—lovers.

After that I saw Horace Mann, the hopeful,
meritorious man of education for the rising
generation, and his agreeable young wife, at their
cottage. I wished to have had with him some earnest
conversation on the insufficiency of the schools as
educational institutions, but I forgot myself in
Lydia Maria Child’s home and company until
the railroad train was just about starting off, and
I must return to Boston.

It is now in Boston so cold and so cheerless with
rain as I have not found it during the summer.
Ever since the eclipse of the sun the other day, it
has been as cloudy and cold as with us in October.
This American climate leaps continually from one
extreme to another. I am as cold as in winter.
In other respects I am more vigorous than I have
ever been since I left home, and I need be so to
do all which I have now to do. Thus, for instance,
I have been to-day in motion, and engaged in
conversation from seven this morning till half
past eleven at night, at five different places, some

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