The Story of a Southern School: The Episcopal High School of Virginia

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Norman, Remington Company, 1922 - 318 pages
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A top flight book on a segment of Va. History. Kinsolving list and mentions something about the confederate soldiers that were known to have attended Episcopal HS... The same is done for the World War school attendees Enough of them got killed which illustrates they got right in there with the action. Impressive bio on the headmasters . two of them so strict it will make you glad you never attended Episcopal HS.. Episcopal HS was a Confederate School well after the collapse of the Confederacy, And Kinsolving expresses that well in this book. There are chilling tales of the unheated lavatorys , Br-r-r-r my imagination just got the better of me. There are some photos of the school, how it use to be and a collage of instructors of the 1922 period with identities attached . very helpful in my research  

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Page 196 - And the servant of the Lord must not strive ; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves, if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth...
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Page 20 - ... doing for them, in the matter of human learning, as much as they can do in any other seminaries of the land. We heartily assent to the truth of what is said in the resolution of the Virginia Convention, now under the consideration of a committee, who will report next year : — " The sons of our Episcopal families are too often entrusted to local and irresponsible schools, which are either sectarian in their character, or totally unorganized and desultory in their operations — therefore, Resolved,...
Page 49 - There the furniture looked so quiet, the beds so fixed and smooth, the wardrobes and bureaux so tightly locked, and the whole so lifeless! But the writing-desks, work-boxes, and the numberless things so familiar to my eyes! Where were they? I paused, to ask myself what it all meant. Why did we think it necessary to send off all that was so dear to us from our own home? I threw open the shutters, and the answer came at once, so mournfully! I heard distinctly the drums beating in Washington. The evening...
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