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[293] about the year 1806, and, by persevering fidelity, gained reputation. He built the large house on Forest Street lately occupied as a boarding-house, and superintended the amusements as well as the studies of his boarders. He was not one of those of whom it is said, Tanto buon, che val niente. He was perhaps less of a scholar than a disciplinarian; yet he made skilful mathematicians and accomplished linguists, because he made students. He taught his pupils the force of this sentence: Sic volo; sic jubeo; stat pro ratione voluntas. He was neither severe nor unreasonable; for, under a soldier's sternness, there nestled something of a lover's good-will.

Miss Ann Rose, of London, opened a day-school, for girls, in May, 1811; and, in November, 1812, she, and Miss Hannah Swan, of Medford, converted it into a boarding-school, and soon found their house filled with young ladies from the best families in the State. The good influences of this academy can hardly be over-stated. Uniting extensive literary accomplishments with the highest moral qualifications, these ladies performed their legislative and executive duties with dignity and quietness, and labored to give that instruction which develops all the powers for health, usefulness, and station. They have lived to receive showers of blessings from grateful pupils. Fide et amore.

Mr. John Angier (H. C. 1821) opened a boarding-school, for boys and girls, May 1, 1821, and took the same house which Dr. Hosmer had formerly used. Having already acquired a reputation as teacher, and being as highly esteemed as he was well known in Medford, his success came early and copiously. He devoted his whole mind and time to his duties, and had a crowded school as testimony to his fidelity and usefulness. For twenty years his school grew in popularity; and there was general regret when his health compelled him to resign it in 1841.

During his teaching, he had five hundred new scholars; some remained seven years with him. Among his pupils, he counts Chief Justice Gilchrist, of New Hampshire; and Justice Benjamin R. Curtis, of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The many of both sexes whom he has sent forth rejoicing in the way of knowledge and virtue will ever remember him with deepest gratitude. Fideli certa merces.

The private boarding-school for young ladies, taught for

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