A NEW ENGLAND SAMPLER by Eleanor Early

A NEW ENGLAND SAMPLER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This should be a natural for summer sales to vacation-bound summer-New-Englanders, besides appealing to year-round-New Englanders. Odds and ends, personalities, old towns and old houses, clipper ships and their captains, mountains and seashore, food and drink, history and legend, philosophers, Puritans, witches, ghosts, scandals, humor and bits of curious Americana, all mixed together in a tasty bowl. Eleanor Early may have had them left over from her White Mountain research; we thank her for not putting them into the barrel. She trots out the lares and penates and lines them up to shoot at; she has no sacred cows. Her text is full of such choice bits as :- ""John Eliot and Roger Williams were two Puritans who resembled Christians and that made them unique in New England."" .. She exposes the seamy side of patriotism -- profiteers of the Revolution etc. She paints portraits and makes swift pen sketches of such varied characters as Mrs. Jack Gardner, Lydia Pinkham, Lizzie Borden, John Sullivan and Calvin Coolidge.

Pub Date: June 2nd, 1940
Publisher: Waverly House