Prudence! thee cum' out o' the gutter;" or, "Mercy! drat the girl, what bist thee a-doin' wi' little Faith?" and there were Ruths, Rachels, Keziahs, in every corner. The same with the boys: they were Benjamins, Jacobs, Noahs, Enochs. I suppose the custom has come down from Puritan times. There it is, at any rate, very strong still in the Vale.
I s'pose it is the influence of yo' New York ways, but I am not accustomed to his kind." I began to defend Jefferson, but he raised both hands in protest. "Yes, I know education and thirty dollars a month. All very fine, but give me the old house-servants of the South the old Anthonys, and Keziahs, and Rachels.