Mehitabel Downing was married to John Downing of Ipswich, but the section of Ipswich in which they lived bordered on Gloucester, where her stepmother, the accused witch Joan Peney, lived.
For convenience, I have generally followed the spelling of names found in Boyer and Nissenhbaum's Salem Witchcraft Papers, except in the cases of Mehitabel Downing and Rachel Clinton, where I have used the more commonly accepted spelling.
Here's a biography of Noam Chomsky side by side with Don Marquis's Archie and Mehitabel
, the story of a cockroach who takes over Marquis's typewriter at night and tells stories of life with his cat friend, Mehitabel
by writer, mediator and conflict consultant David Evans is a gentle, inspirational book about the author's heart-warming relationship with a beloved cat, Mehitabel
Procrastination is "the art of keeping up with yesterday," Don Marquis has Archy tell Mehitabel
, but the Latin roots of the word actually suggest a casting forward of tasks into tomorrow -- pro-crastinare.
the Cat once remarked, "Life is just one damn kitten after another.
But his most famous and enduring creations have to be archie, the cockroach, and his pal and muse, mehitabel
, the cat.