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the hovel was furnished with a couplo ately with her grievances; she had of blocks for seats, an iron kettle and a suffered night and day, for a month, bed of straw and rags; while some half- from this Rachel: she was ready to finished, gayly-colored baskets lay swear to it any day, before any court about, indicating how the mistress of of justice. What a wonderful cunning the houss earned at least a portion of he showed in his replies. How dexher living. Drawing the bottle from his terously he guided her to a plausible pocket, Noyse said : " Morning, Santy. tale by his leading questions. How I have the wherewithal to warm you, carefully he avoided committing himin this frosty weather.”
self, so that his infamous accomplice The savage creature's black eyes could ever accuse him. And when, at sparkled, and she took the bottle from last, she had stated all that was neceshis outstretched hand with an indescrib- sary for his purpose, with what audaable eagerness. Picking up a wooden city he told her that she must never cup which lay on the floor, she balf- recede from these confessions, or he filled it, and swallowed the contents at a would have her hanged as a denier of the few ravenous gulps." Tankey, elder," truth, and a fellow-worker with sorcershe said, “ very good rum."
The man actually seemed to be " Keep the bottle," replied Noyse, inspired for evil. He had a facility and “it will cheer you up. Poor creature, adroitness which astonished even himyou are thirsty. I will bring you some self. When he left the cabin, they more rum when that is gone."
perfectly understood each other, and The squaw expressed her thanks in a Santy knew her part and her reward. gibberish, half English, half Indian ; and Not half an hour after Noyse reēpdeclared that she would serve him to tered his house, Sheriff Herrick knockthe death, no matter what he desired. ed at the door of Good-wife Stanton. He waited until she was clearly under We will not go in with him. We have the influence of the liquor, when he in- witnessed, and shall yet witness, enough troduced the subject of witchcraft, and of painful scenes, without being present inquired about her woeful sufferings at this. Let us hurry as lightly as from the white man's devil. Santy possible over the plagues that remain, was ready to bemoan herself, and to possessing our souls in patience in view agree with her charitable visitor in any of the deliverance at the end. I must view of the subject that he chose to once more beg the reader, however, not offer. Taking an encouraging draught to be surprised at the nuinber of hatefrom the flask, he proceeded to tell her ful people who appear in this narraof the commitment that had been issued tive. Such a storm as agitated the against Rachel Stanton; and he went community of Salern, would necessarily on clearer and bolder, until the half- bring the mud and lees of society to drunken but still cunning vagabond the surface; and even those who were saw that he was anxious for witnesses generally pure now showed colors more against the new victim. She was pre- foul than at any other time would have pared for him; she burst forth immedi. been thought possible of them.
0, poet-lauded month of June,
The melody of birds in tune.
Wherein Queen Summer holdeth sway,
From out the vestibule of May.
Or in your shady bowers recline-
And make them mine, and make them mine.
COLLEGE LIFE A HUNDRED YEARS AGO.
I" may, perhaps, amuse the college- existence, permit ourselves to say that
students of the present day, and the it was a good birth. That is, it was fathers, too, who foot the bills at vaca- caused or originated by a lino of respecttion, to know something of how this able ancestry seated in the place of his business of going to college was man- nativity, enjoying competence at home aged a century ago. For their amuse. and consideration in the vicinity. His ment, in good faith, and with no austere father was a grave and respected magis. design to create invidious comparisons trate by the commission of a royal between the bald and niggard simplicity governor, and what still more decidedly of those far-off times and the elegances bespoke the confidence and esteem of with which parental indulgence and his contempornries, à colonel in the princely wealth have enabled the young Massachusetts militia. These facts all students of our time to embellish the appear, or most of them, in the little journey of Parnassus, we propose to book, and are confirmed in the larger lay before them some portion of the work of Dr. Boyd. His home is now, contents of a small manuscript that has and has long been, the very elegant fallen to us. In short, we meditate a residence and valuable estate of one of review of an unpublished work, the the richest families of Boston. title of which has never yet been set- In the year 1751, it seemed fit in the tled; for the author, unsuspicious of the eyes of this worthy gentleman that his honorable notice at which it has, after son should proceed to colloge, and premore than twenty lustrums of obscurity, parations are made for his departure. attained, erased from it the name of Why be did not go to Cambridge, • Diary," and inserted no other in its which was within four miles of his place to follow his own Christian and father's house, fully appears in our surname left to indicate himself as the book, but need not here be stated. He proprietor of the volume.
is bound to the distant seat of Nassau As we bave no precedents at hand Hall in Newark, N. J.
For a young for reviewers spending much money of gentleman of bis rank to present himtheir publishers, or time of their read- self among strangers, so far from his ers, or headwork of their own, in set- home, without evidence of the consider. tling titles upon books which authors ation in which he is held by his neighhave left destitute of them, we shall, bors, and with no claim to favorable omitting to name our book, proceed to reception at the college, but the exami. give some account of its contents and nation and the fee be tips at his enof its author.
trance, was not to be thought of. The This gentleman was born in May, 1732, reverend clergy, honorable magistrates, at Waltham near Boston, and his name merchants in credit with correspondents is consequently found written at length at New York, each in his way, came in Dr. Boyd's Family memorials.'' forward with credentials that were to It appears also in the lists of several of place the son of their honored neighbor the continental congresses, and in the upon the clearest footing as regarded first six congresses under the Constitu- character and credit. tion. In short, it may be found written Of ooo of these letters of recommend. and printed in so many honorable cate- ation we shall make an extract. It is gories, and attended with such honor- to his Excellency Jonathan Belcher, able inention in historical articles and formerly governor of Massachusetts, so forth, that it will be sufficient here and now of New Jersey : to know it by its initials only. "S. L.” His birth having taken place at so
“ May it please your Excellency: remote a period as 1732, we may, in
“Sir,- After due salutations, and wishing conforunity with the notions wbich then
you health, and prosperity, and a peaceful
governmeut, these are to request you to acprevailed, and by throwing ourselves and cept the bearer's humble desires of your readers back into that distant era, evad- regard. ing any prejudices that may now exist
“Your Excellency will excuse this freedom, aguinst the use of adjectives denoting of the peculiar regards shown me in the little
when I assure you, sir, I have still a sense quality applied to that event in mun’s acquaintance 1 had with you before you left
New England, and the highesteein I then 5 quarts West Ind. Rum £1 17 6 had and still have of you as a patron of 16. Tea, a 488.
12 0 learning
60 “Mr. (S. L., jr.) visits Newark college in 1 doz. fowls.
2 10 0 order to qualify himself for ye work of ye 2 pounds loaf sugar, a
16 0 ministry, and to obtain academical bonors I doz. and 8 lemons.
90 from that college, whicb, I doubt not, his 3 pounds butter.
12 0 learning, will soon merit Box 58.
50 Hoping his conduct may merit him a char
£8 76 acter good in your esteem, and yt. he may be an honor to his own province, concludes The above computatioa is in the cur. me at present,
rency called old tenor, at £2 5s. to “ Yr. Excellency's most obt.
the dollar. And as, in the extensive “ Most bumble sert.
journeys through which we shall follow "Chelsea, Sept. 9, 1751. N. OLIVER, jr."
our student from Boston, in MussaWe must give an extract from an
chusetts, through the provinces of Rhode other. It is from the Rev. William
Island, Connecticut, New York, and Clenechan to the Rev. Mr. Burr, Presi
New Jersey, or parts of them, we sball dent of the college and the father of
find him computing in various currenAaron Burr.
cies, it may be as well here, and once
for all, to remind the reader that the “Rev., Hon., and respected sir.
value of the dollar was as follows : “The bearer, Mr. (S. L.), engages me, how. New England currency.
£0 60 ever unworthy, to address you on his behalf. Light or Newark.
088 He waits on you for admission into your Proclamation.
0 7 41 society, and when you shall think he merits New York.
080 it, for ye bonors of your college.
2 50 As he has lived with and near me, and taught in the town's school for upwards of a
Thus we find that his rum was about year past, to universal acceptanco and edifica- 16 cents a quart; butter 84 cents a tion of our children, as an overseer of said pound; tea about a dollar; his fowls a school, and ns a friend engaged by his merits, little more than a dollar a dozen ; and I can't refuse granting his request of recom.
the total of his outfit for the VOYAGR mending him to your nearest esteem.
“ A8 I doubt not his learning and piety will something short of $4. soon convince all acquainted with him of his We hope that our readers will refer just deserts, if God shall increase those graces, to the letters of introduction, and conwhich seein fast-rooted in his breast, I shall sider the high promise and purposes of say no more of his merit, being cailed suddenly to this task in great baste.
the party undertaking the voyage, and “ As I think, sir, you may safely depend on
refrain from any reflections upon the his veracity, I shall leave him to give you u disproportion of the first article in the narrative of the particular reasons for travel inventory to some of the others. It ling so far for those honours wh. sone per. sons might think should be conferred neurer
certainly reminds one of the bills found bome."
in Falstaft's pockets.
The journal proceeds : These letters and others of like import,
Sept. 5, 1751. Put on board ye sloop Lydir, the young gentleman, not willing that Capt... Vun Wagener, master, viz.: a chest in
wc: Two close coats, 1 great coat, 2 jackets, such testiinonials of his good character 13 shirts, 7 pair of stockings, 6 caps, 4 cravats, and mementoes of the regard of the 3 handkerchiefs, 1 pr. breiches, great and good men who gave them
Books, viz. : Bible, Latin and Greck Testashould be lost, carefully copied into the
monts And Grammars, Latin Dictionary and
Lexicon, Ward's Introduction to Mathematics, Little book before us, to which we are Gordon's Geograpiy, Virgil, Tully. wholly indebted for their preservation.
A voyage so long as from Boston to
New York, could not, of course, be HOW THE STUDENT TRAVELED FROM BOSTON TO NEWARK, AND OF HIS
made without touching at an interine
diate point; and we find a memoranPOSSESSIOXS OX SETTING OUT.
dum of expenses at Newport, where the On these heads we copy from the young scholar supplied himself with a
penkpife, a corkscrew and a buckle.
brush at a cost of £25, 0. T. Sept. 6, 1751. Possessed of 5 dollars, one moydor, 3 guineas.
But the long voyage had an end at Sept. 10. Laid in for the voyage to New
last, so that he was able to pay the York, viz. :
captain £1 8s..on the 24th day of Sep
tember, 1751, in full for his passage, as exercise, and that the health and spirits appears by Capt. Jacob Van Wage- of the student required the gown, which ner's receipt of that date. This must Sol. Davis brought up from New York, have been York money, and amounted to be laid aside, while a few days should to $3 50, as appears by an entry in be spent in "seeing the year 1752 inauthese words : "York money, dollar 8s." gurated with proper solemnities and
It is easy for a young student to ima- festivity into the place of the old one." gine what impulses moved the heart Accordingly we find as follows: of this young gentleman on finding himself in the city of New York. The
Jany. 8, 9, 10—1752.
To expenses in a journey to N. memorandum proceeds :
York, slay-bire, etc.
£10 61 12 yards best Rassell a 48. 6d. £2 14 0
To postage of a letter from my
0 1 8 2 Duke of Cumberland handk'fs 54
To Martin's dictionary, 158. ; cal. [The field of Culloden that gave the
0 19 0 name to these elegant articles of dress,
To an almanac, 9d.; Band-box, 6d. O
To ink-powder, 18.; sealing-wax, did it ensanguine then, also, with the 6d.; grinding razor, 6d.
0 2 0 hues of battle ?]
To a jacket. 8 yards plaid a 58. 6d.
£240 These articles in York currency, £5 11 33 3 pairs worsted stockings a 103. 1 10 0 Paid Mr. Barns for entertaiument,
It may not be necessary to copy viz., 1 day.
4 10 0
more of this part of the book in course, Equal to 60 cents. Who will show
but we shall make a selection of varius the “St. Nicholas,” or “. Metropoli
ous items of wbat seems to as of most tan,” of 1751, that fobbed that reck significance. oping? Its attractions could not divert
And what Jersey-man will not read our Telemachus, or detain him beyond with pride, in the first that follows, the a single day from his purpose, and he
evidence of the antiquity of a branch proceeded on the 24th, at an expense
of industry that now reflects honor of 184 cents, to Newark, leaving upon his state from all parts of the however, with Mr. Ennis Graham, the country! materials to be made into a gown. For March, 24. To E. Crane, for a barthis he afterwards sends, with 5s. 6d. rel of cyder.
£0 140 York, by Clintock, his chum.
Horse and chair to the Falls. 0 80
I. Sheppen, 40s. York, toward the Also paid Dr. Turner for 5 days'
2 3 4 board, the washing of 5 shirts,
For mending my button.
010 and bringing up my chest, etc. £0 50 A pair of snuffers.
This last article puzzled us for a moOch 3. A gallon West Ind. Rum.
ment, and in sadness we were on the [5 quarts gone since the 10th of Sep- verge of renouncing our omniscience as tember.]
a reviewer. What button, in the name How he spends money at college, on
of all that is ancient, was that which, dress, etc.
being capable of being mended at all,
could have required for its repair, in Oct. 3, 1751.
labor and inaterials, the sum of eleven Paid Mrs. Crane, viz. : For 21 lbs. candles, a 100 Ib.
and a half cents ?-a sum which, to
£0 17 6 Oct. 4. To u touutain pen of Mr.
judge from the price of fowls at $i 10 Gordon.
0 19 Oct. 7. To Mr. Sol. Davis, for bring.
per dozen, or butter at 83 cents a
pound, would have purchased, at least, ing up my gown froin York. To pr. garters for a gown-string.
three times as much as the same sum To 3 yds. faunel, a 3v. for pr. waist
would purchase to-day. Was it a sin
0 90 gle button omnipotent to confine the To 2 doz. buttons.
0 1 2
waisthand of those breeches which he To rinking ye waistcoals, a 23. a piece,
0 4 0 brought from Boston ? Did it figure as To 5 yds list.
an auxiliary to those "garters," which To J. Canfield in boot för exchange he bought for a gown-string ? Was it of Lexicons.
0 7 7
a stud of gold or silver, doing alone the Newark or Light £2 3 2
duty of the three required on the plait
ed bosoms of the moderns ? Thus Three months we will suppose devot- each article of ancient wear was called, ed to the ordinary routine of college when, at " BUTTON-MAKER, RISE,” a
0 1 0
0 0 6
0 0 6
cocked hat of iniperishable felt exhibit- sachusetts Bay. Our adventurer boed upon its front, in embroidered silk, gins the article in such earnest question.
HIS JOURSEY HOME, And here is the hat itself:
The bachelor of all arts, by the Hay 21. To a bat,
· £? 1?
diploma of Nassau Hall, was, by his
own achieveinent, a master of the im. And now for the board bill :
portant and gentle science of the borse ; William Camp, cr. To board from
which, with a genuine prowess, he reMarch 20, to June 20, 1752, at 7:.
duces to practice on this occasion.
£4 11 0 Let us trace him, with the aid of his Sept. 28, N. S. To 12 weeks and 6 days' board,
4 10 0
journal. His fine face--for his portrait Jan. 20. 1752. cord of hickory
still exists-shaded by the hat he has wood, a 148.
36 bought for the handsome sum of £2 18.
2d.-the mending of the button of which This brings the board at 80 cents a
cost him a shilling; his full breast, week, and hickory wood at $1 62 a
throwing forward to the air and light cord! Let us go to Newark and save
the ample jacket or waistcoat that cost our money!
him £3 6s. ld. What were its colors
or materials ? August 29, 1752. Lent the Presi.
We know its liberal dent £8, York currency,
£8 00 form and pockets descending to the Sept. 26. Paid Mr. Burr for my
hips. Was it plush of scarlet, velvet, degree (Proclamation).
1 10 0
corduroy; or what texture of long-forTo materials for breecher,
189 Making sd. breeches,
gotten Dame, and of manufacture among Class, June 17, 1752. Presented Mr. Preses
the lost arts ? Bilver can as gift, pr. bands Mr. Wright. Cost His horse carries him the first day to £7 10.
Harvard, where the night is spent. On 18tb. Revd Pres'd. by short orat. returned his thanks.
the next, he proceeds through Bolton 24th. Examination. IIebrew, Testament, and Lebanon, to Leapenwell's, in NorHomer,Tully's orations, Horace logic, Gcog'y, wich, where he sleeps again. Thence, Astronomy, Nat. Philosophy, Ontology, Rho
by Volentown and Scituate, to Angell's, Lorie, Ethics. August, 31. Paid towards the horse, £7 16 0
in Providence; where, after a ride of To Bill Camp, for putting my chest
fifty miles in the saddle, let us hope he on board,
0 6 6
had refreshing cheer. Thence, by These last two items admonish us
Attleborough, Wrentham, and Dedbam, that we approach the time for
where, for some cause, he prefers Gay's ion to Ames' he did not know of
whom that Ames was to be the anTAKING LEAVE OF THE COLLEGE.
cestor-he arrived, after another ride A small item for wine, with several of fifty miles, at his father's house in for limes, sugar, and rum, about the Waltham. same period, enable us to understand Of the expenses of this journey ve that the pains of leave-taking might are not informed; but, fourteen years have been assuaged by convivial senti- later, he performed nearly the same ment, and that festivity derives a charm route, on horseback likewise, when he from sorrow, while it lightens its burden. expended about $1 50 per day. On this The songs which that wine inspired last occasion, his practice was to ride were not the mad chants of Bacchanal- about fifty miles a day, stopping three ism, but the wasting perfumo of flowers. times between morning and night, for The flowers fade, indeed, and youth, purposes requiring the outlay of from with its peculiar pleasures, passes away; sixpence to two shillings lawful, or 8 but not without hope, and leaving the cents to 33cents, at each time of heart to ripen.
dismounting. He expended, upon his The “chest” is placed on board a journey home from college. probably, craft, whose name is not preserved to from four to five dollars, in the four us; but, we trust, a good craft, that days he was upon the road. safely discharged its freight of gowns, Without assuming to be perfectly breeches, jackets, and “Ďuke-of-Cum- accurate, we may, upon the authority berlands," to become, in time, the ad. of the little book we have examined, miration and envy of the belles and conclude that our young gentleman beaux of the remote province of Mas- left homo with about twenty-five dollars