m we have a local interest, and to give a brief outline of the life of one who wielded such an influence upon them.
Elias Nason, her biographer says: Mrs. Susanna Rowson was one of the most remarkable women of her day. Her life is as romantic as to the world in rapid succession the following books: Mary, or, The Test of Honor, A Trip to Parnassus, The Inquisitor.
Nason says of them these works exhibit alike fertility of imagination, simplicity of style, and purity of heart.
In 1790, Mreph T. Buckingham says of the book, thousands have sighed and wept, sighed and wept, and sighed again.
Her biographer, Mr. Nason, in rather flowery language thus refers to it: It has stolen its way alike into the study of the divine, and into the wr last appearance on the stage.
On leaving the stage, in the spring of 1797, under the patronage of Mrs. Samuel Smith, Mr. Nason writes, Mrs. Rowson began a school in Federal street, and with but a single pupil continued for one whole term.