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ed me in Cicero's Orations and the Greek Testament.
Of course, I knew very little, and the whole thing was a form, perhaps a farce.
There was no thought of my going to college then, and I did not go till I was fourteen; but I was twice examined at the college (where I went with my father and mother every summer) for advanced standing, and was finally admitted as a Junior, and went to reside there from Commencement, August, 1805.
Meantime, I continued to study with my father at home.
In 1803 I was put to learn French with Mr. Francis Sales, with whom I made very good progress, though his pronunciation was bad, as he came from the South of France, and both he and I had to correct it later.
I also learnt a little Spanish with him,—but very little; though he knew it tolerably well, having lived some time in Spain with an uncle, who, like himself, was a refugee in the time of the Revolution.
About the same time, Mr. Ezekiel Webster, an elder brother of Daniel, a graduate of Dartm