The College Library has just received an interesting and valuable memorial of the first school teacher in Cambridge, Elijah Corlet. This is a broadside sheet on which is printed "An Elegiack Verse on the Death of the Pious and Profound Rhetorician and Grammarian, Mr. Elijah Corlet, School Master in Cambridge, who deceased anno aetatis 77. February 24, 1687." The lines, which have small poetical merit, were written by Nehemiah Walter, a graduate of the College in the class of 1684, who had doubtless been a pupil of Corlet's, and was, in 1687, continuing his studies in Cambridge as a graduate. He afterwards became a minister, and was ordained in Roxbury as the colleague of the Apostle Eliot. Corlet taught the grammar school in Cambridge for nearly fifty years.
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