The Puritan ‘Courting Stick’

by | Dec 15, 2017 | Benjamin Radford, Books, Folklore, Reviews | 0 comments

This scene from 1600s New England depicts the use of a “courting stick,” by which young lovers could exchange whispers and sweet nothings in some privacy despite the entire family living in one room. What do you think this lad is saying to his sweetheart?

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