A History of Abbot Academy: Andover, Mass;, 1829 1879 by Philena McKeen

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Philena McKeen
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Excerpt from A History of Abbot Academy: Andover, Mass;, 1829 1879

As the Trustees of Abbot Academy requested its Principal and her First Assistant to write the History of it, plain justice requires that one of the Trustees should prefix certain statements which the historians have omitted. The authors of the volume have paid a due tribute of praise to every Principal who has preceded them in the government of the School, but have given no prominence to the work performed by themselves. For one and twenty years they have devoted their zeal and strength to the advancement of the Academy. Thus have they illustrated the benefits resulting from permanence in the administration of a school. They have per-severed in laboring on one simple plan, and that plan has been one of regular progress. It is not fitting that their historical volume should be published without a distinct recognition of some particulars in which this progress has been apparent.

1. A new importance has been given to the History and the Philosophy of the English Language, as a branch of education for the young ladies of the Academy. One sign of the degree in which this department has been systematized and enlarged is the printed Statement of "Topics on the History of the English Language." This Statement was prepared by Miss Phebe F. McKeen. It contains carefully selected references to the books which illustrate the science and development of the language. It stimulates the pupils to investigate for themselves the philological topics.

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