Society at Amherst, Folder 3: Page 2 (verso)

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more naturally than laughter, with the college of those days. Mrs Sweetser, bowing
stiffly in going out of the hall, was heard to remark by some of us who were
chuckling over a little natural fun amid the obituary records and missionary
reports, that she did not care for Mr Beecher's remarks. It was highly improper
to ridicule such good men as Professor Fisk and Professor Worcester.