The History of Bedford and Visitor's Guide

The History of Bedford and Visitor's Guide

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...perfectly untrammelled by any local prejudices or interests, and having in view one object--that of developirg the school to the utmost--he completely revived the hopes of the friends of educa-tion; and the inauguration of Wednesday afforded them an opportunity of testifying how thoroughly their hopes had been realized. The hall was completely filled, and the demonstration was most enthusiastic. With great consideration and good taste the worthy head master, after modestly opening the proceedings, left the ceremonial to be performed by the scholars themselves who are the recipients of the advantages, the Warden who attended on behalf of New College (the Visitors), and the Mayor, who officially represented the Trustees of the Charity. The earnestness with which all parties joined in the demonstration showed how gladly they availed themselves of the opportunity; and the congratulations subsequently offered to the head master must have convinced him how thoroughly he is appreciated in the high and responsible position which he occupies. There was one feature in this meeting which was peculiarly gratifying, and especially to those who have taken an active part in the public affairs of Bedford. This ceremonial for celebrating the completion of a New Grammar School was attended by the College representative, the Trustees, and the Inhabitants. The union was as complete as the rejoicing was hearty, and we accept it as an earnest ef the perfect understanding and good-will which will prevail. By this happy combination the future of Bedford and its Schools may be briliant as well as useful; but in its absence no better fate ean be expected than that which ineritably results when a " House is divided against itself." The expense incurred in the erection of...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236670418
  • 9781236670410