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10 BRANDON INSTITUTE BULLETIN
The Literary School The work in the literary department is based upon the requirements of any first-class college for entrance upon its course. The graduate in our Classic Course will have no trouble in entering the collegiate work in such schools as University of Virginia, Randolph-Macon Women's College, etc. This year we shall have representatives in both of the above named institutions. While our Classic Course is designed for those who wish to pursue studies in higher schools, it is also arranged with a view to supply general knowledge, such as every one, in whatever vocation she may enter, or for the more quiet home life she should possess. This is distinctively the purpose of our English Course. This course, together with a thorough training in some branch, or branches of Aesthetics will be a satisfactory reparation for a happy life. While we strongly urge all our pupils to plan for the completion of one of these courses, there are a number who come to us who can spend but a year or two in school these we gladly help to plan such work as we think will mean most of them in later life. They may elect to take what studies they wish, but we shall not be uninterested in their choice, for it is a serious thing to go through a year in the predatory stage of life and not do the best possible for the years ahead fraught with uncertainty and responsibility. The class-work is not all there is to school life. The education that is an anchor to the life is largely gotten unconsciously--the appropriation of the spirit of surroundings, or environment. The time is past when any kind of home or any kind of food is considered good enough for a student. Hunger and inconvenience are no longer considered as aids to getting an education. And associations must be guarded or the work in the classes will suffer and the life be ruined. Realizing these things our school has been established in the most delightful environment. Beauty of landscape is ever before the eyes, pure air is always present and pure water is here in abundance. Sanitation and conveniences are