The Dickinsons were a visibly spiritual family

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The Dickinsons were a visibly spiritual family, attending church every Sunday at the  Congregational Church in Amherst. Early in her life, Emily found she was ambivalent  about religion and could not commit to joining the church officially. Emily attended West  Middle District Public School, which was near her home. Despite frequently missing  classes due to frequent illness, Emily was a focused, competent student who kept atop  her studies. After graduating from West Middle District, Emily attended Amherst  Academy for six years. There she studied philosophy, Latin, geology, botany, astronomy,  theology, church history, ancient history, geography, chemistry, grammar and  composition, among other subjects. Emily was particularly enchanted by botany, and  her proficiency in the subject attracted the attention of Amherst Academy's young  principal, Leonard Humphrey, himself an avid botany scholar. He loaned Emily many 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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