1857 Small Broadside-Flyer for the English and Classical School, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Near the Corner of Lafayette and Clermont Avenues.) By Charles Washburn, A.M.
Brooklyn, New York: Charles Washburn, A.M., 1857. F. A small single-side printed folding broadsheet-flyer, announcing the opening of this school for Dec. 8.:"...Its design will be - avoiding all precocious development and unhealthy mental stimulants, resulting too often in superficial acquirements - to prepare its pupils for future life, by a thorough and systematic training, long continued upon common sense principles...opened daily with a brief religious exercise; but no sectarian principles will be inculcated...The highest inducements to diligence and correct deportment will be placed before the pupil, avoiding, as far as possible, an appeal to the abject motive of fear..." With the tuition terms, per quarters, by age group and the list of possible extra charges. With a list of references below, including that of Prof. D.H. Mahan of West Point. Printed in several type-faces; approx. 5" x 8" size. Light wear, little wrinkling to the surface; in very good condition; interesting Brooklyn NY classical education history ephemera. Item #24811