In honor of Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday, 4E presents some of his musings on Georgetown.
“At George Town, in the suburbs, there is a Jesuit College; delightfully situated, and, so far as I had an opportunity of seeing, well-managed. Many persons who are not members of the Romish Church, avail themselves, I believe, of the institutions and of the advantageous opportunities they afford for the education of their children. The heights in this neighborhood, above the Potomac River, are very picturesque; and are free, I should conceive, from some of the insalubrities of Washington. The air, at that elevation, was quite cool and refreshing,when in the city it was burning hot.”