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Northampton! How jealous we were of her as our men trooped to
to her banks when for years we had none and the ladies
pressed to her dress-makers & milliners or hung over
the counter at Stoddard & Lathrops in hopes of some
more distinctive elegance than Sweetser & Cutler
could offer from their repertoires of sober merinos &
good quality of black silk - we felt sure the college
was more than bank or Court House and gradually
forgave her smartness and praised her beauty.
Oh, scimitar of Fate she has more colleges than
she can manage to day but they are only womens
and we are still amiable!