A Good Girl at School” offered young readers of The Youth’s Companion a good role model of how to behave at school.

[Variety] “A Good Girl at School” (from The Youth’s Companion, 22 November 1849; p. 120)

A good girl is always obedient and respectful to her teacher, and tries to gain her confidence and love. She is always prompt at school, and studious when there. She is never seen dragging behind the rest of her class, nor is she ever seen encouraging her school-mates in any ill-behaviour. She is not rude at play, but is always kind to the little scholars, and assists them in their lessons. She is neat and orderly, and is never seen throwing anything on the floor, or passing by anything that is not hung up, or put in its place. A good girl at school is not only happy herself, but sets a good example for all others to follow.

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