Education: As If She Were a Governess

Led by a stern and energetic old lady, a file of young girls dressed in blue jumpers and white blouses, their arms laden with daffodils, trooped across Manhattan's fashionable upper East Side. The girls marched into Central Park, gathered at the statue of William Shakespeare, knelt, and sang Hark, Hark the Lark in homage to the Bard.

It was the kind of educational outing that Caroline Danella Hewitt liked best: cheerful, wholesome and just a bit theatrical. And it was the kind of expedition that endeared Miss Hewitt to the students of Miss Hewitt's...

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