teachers and pupils have distinguished themselves in art, science and letters.
Thomas Starr King, author of The White Hills; Their Legends, Landscape and Poetry, 1859, said to be the most complete work of its kind in existence, a forerunner of the modern nature books, taught one of the public schools of Medford for several yearstic Economy that would repay study, even in the changed conditions since 1856.
Elizur Wright, a man of words as well as deeds, translated La Fontaine's Fables, 1859, and wrote Savings Bank Life Insurance, 1872, and Trap Baited with Orphan, 1878.
His daughter Ellen published his appeals for the Middlesex Fells and the forests,cumstances, Write them yourself.
Sarah Warner Brooks was the author of three volumes of poetry—Blanche, published in 1858; St. Christopher, and Other Poems, in 1859; and the Search of Ceres, and Other Poems, in 1900; also a volume of criticism, English Poetry and Poets, in 1890.
She wrote two volumes of short stories, My Fire
ul department the noted Louis Papanti of Boston taught dancing.
All the modern languages were taught, some of the instructors coming from Harvard, and the French language only, used at table.
Mrs. Smith herself taught in general literature and science, working out her elaborate plan.
After four years of apparently successful operation she deemed it advisable to remove the school to the national capital, expecting a greater Southern patronage.
This she did, reopening there in the autumn of 1859.
Her expectations were not realized; the John Brown raid at Harper's Ferry proved disastrous to her hopes and plans.
During the following year the seminary was in operation and was visited by the Prince of Wales and suite, this being the year of their American tour.
Leslie's Weekly of that date gives an account thereof, and has an illustration showing the prince (later King Edward) exercising in the gymnasium of the seminary.
The outbreak of the Civil War blasted all hope, and the schoo