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Sketches by Boz

Minerva House … was “a finishing establishment for young ladies,” where some twenty girls of the ages from thirteen to nineteen inclusive, acquired a smattering of everything and a knowledge of nothing” is a quotation from Sketches by BozTales, Chapter 3 (Sentiment).

Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.

 

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