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CUSTOMS AND FASHIONS IN OLD NEW ENGLAND

By
ALICE MORSE EARLE

"Let us thank God for having given us such ancestors;
and let each successive generation thank him not less fervently,
for being one step further from them in the march of ages."

NEW YORK

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS
1893
Copyright, 1893, BY
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS
TROW DIRECTORY
PRINTING AND BOOKBINDING COMPANY
NEW YORK


To the Memory of my Father


CONTENTS
I. CHILD LIFE
II. COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE CUSTOMS
III. DOMESTIC SERVICE
IV. HOME INTERIORS
V. TABLE PLENISHINGS
VI. SUPPLIES OF THE LARDER
VII. OLD COLONIAL DRINKS AND DRINKERS
VIII. TRAVEL, TAVERN, AND TURNPIKE
IX. HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
X. SPORTS AND DIVERSIONS
XI. BOOKS AND BOOK-MAKERS
XII. ARTIFICES OF HANDSOMENESS
XIII. RAIMENT AND VESTURE
XIV. DOCTORS AND PATIENTS
XV. FUNERAL AND BURIAL CUSTOMS


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