ns of the school in the memoirs of Dr. Cogswell, and in a paper by the late T. G. Appleton, one of the pupils.
It is also described by Duke Bernard of Saxe-Weimar in his Travels.
The material of the school was certainly fortunate.
Many men afterwards noted in various ways had their early training there: J. L. Motley, H. W. Bellows, R. T. S. Lowell, F. Schroeder, Ellery Channing, G. E. Ellis, Theodore Sedgwick, George C. Shattuck, S. G. Ward, R. G. Shaw, N. B. Shurtleff, George Gibbs, Philip Kearney, R. G. Harper.
At a dinner given to Dr. Cogswell in 1864, the most profuse expressions of grateful reminiscence were showered upon Mr. Bancroft, though he was then in Europe.
The prime object of the school, as stated by Mr. Ticknor, was to teach more thoroughly than has ever been taught among us.
How far this was accomplished can only be surmised; what is certain is that the boys enjoyed themselves.
They were admirably healthy, not having a case of illness for sixteen months, and the