A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

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Published: 1849
Language: English
Wordcount: 116,239 / 328 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 9,287
mnybks.net#: 6910
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Nature, Travel
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Which in different places are part absorbed by the earth, Part reach the sea, and being received within the plain Of its freer waters, beat the shore for banks.


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CONCORD RIVER.

"Beneath low hills, in the broad interval Through which at will our Indian rivulet Winds mindful still of sannup and of squaw, Whose pipe and arrow oft the plough unburies, Here, in pine houses, built of new-fallen trees, Supplanters of the tribe, the farmers dwell."

^Emerson^.

The Musketaquid, or Grass-ground River, though probably as old as the Nile or Euphrates, did not begin to have a place in civilized history, until the fame of its grassy meadows and its fish attracted settlers out of England in 1635, when it received the other but kindred name of ^Concord^ from the first plantation on its banks, which appears to have been commenced in a spirit of peace and harmony. It will be Grass-ground River as long as g

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