Southward Ho!; Notes of a Tour to and Through the State of Georgia in the Winter of 1885-6

Southward Ho!; Notes of a Tour to and Through the State of Georgia in the Winter of 1885-6

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...1839. It claims the distinction of being the oldest college in the world for graduating and granting diplomas to female aspirants for academic pre-eminence. It is under the fostering oversight of the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. At the same time, its aim is to inculcate pure religion by precept and example, without insisting upon the enunciation of any party shibboleth. Like other similar institutions when new, it at first encountered many adversaries. One gentleman of large means said, "I will not give you a dollar. All that a woman needs to know is how to read the New Testament, and to spin and weave clothing for her family." Another said, " I will not give you a cent for any such object. I would not have one of your graduates for a wife, for I could never build even a pig-pen without her criticising it and saying that it was not put up on mathematical principles." But it has outlived opposition, and the annual catalogue of former pupils shows that there is no lack of husbands for educated women, the young ladies changing their names before they have left the college long. Its alumnae are some of the most intelligent ladies of the land. The buildings, thanks to the munificent donors, are most elegant. The main collegiate building is 246 feet long and 85 feet deep. It is five storeys high, including a mansard roof, and is surrounded by ample colonnades, two of which extend the whole length of the rear. Everything is done that could promote the comfort and health of the inmates. In a separate but adjacent building are the chapel and recitation rooms; the library is well stocked with books, magazines, and newspapers, and the grounds about the place are attractive and quiet. During inclement weather the pupils have the...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672895
  • 9781236672896