Education: O.K. for C.B.K.

At the end of her 86 vigorous years, Miss Sarah Porter was described by a Yale professor as "the most magnificent example of symmetrical womanhood that I have ever known"—meaning, of course, that her spiritual and intellectual attainments were in agreeable balance. Daughter of the Congregational pastor in Farmington, Conn., and sister of Yale President (1871-86) Noah Porter, she was a formidable teacher who at 30 launched a school in her father's house, where she cultivated some 20 young ladies at $200 a year.

The school grew and grew. When she died in 1900, a Boston newspaper glowed that Miss Porter "gave...

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