The Garden Of Eden And The Deacon’s Meadow

To early Americans the Old Testament and its scenes, even its speech and names, were as familiar as their own backyard

Polly certainly missed her vocation when she was trained for a servant,” says Miss Mehitable in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Oldtown Folks . “She is a born professor of theology. She is so circumstantial about all that took place at the time the angels fell, and when the covenant was made with Adam in the Garden of Eden, that I sometimes question whether she really might not have been there personally.” Read more »