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in the village, who kept the wood-yard just across Brighton Bridge.
In my memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli I have attempted to sketch the cultivated women who lived in Cambridge and were a controlling power.
Mrs. Farrar, Mrs. Norton, Mrs. Howe, Mrs. King, and others,—of whom Miss Fuller herself was the representative in the next generation,—and whom I was accustomed to seeing treated with respect by educated men, although these ladies themselves had never passed through college.
Yet Radcliffe was anticipated in a small way by the advantages already held out to studious girls through the college professors; and my own elder sister studied Latin, French, Italian, German, and geometry with teachers thus provided.
Some of these instructors were cultivated foreigners, who had been driven here as German or Italian reformers, and were glad to eke out the scanty salaries paid by the college.
In all these social descriptions I have in view mainly the region now called Harvard Square,