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Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 7, Issue 42, April, 1861

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1861
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,260 / 255 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 37.2
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 573
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8162
Genre: Periodical
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Fresh Pond, of the Hottonia beyond Wellington's Hill, of the Cornus florida in West Roxbury, of the Clintonia and the dwarf ginseng in Brookline,--we who have found in its one chosen nook the sacred Andromeda polyfolia of Linnaeus. Now vanished almost or wholly from city-suburbs, these fragile creatures still linger in more rural parts of Massachusetts; but they are doomed everywhere, unconsciously, yet irresistibly; while others still more shy, as the _Linnoea_, the yellow _Cypripedium_, the early pink _Azalea_, and the delicate white Corydalis or "Dutchman's breeches," are being chased into the very recesses of the Green and the White Mountains. The relics of the Indian tribes are supported by the legislature at Martha's Vineyard, while these precursors of the Indian are dying unfriended away.

And with these receding plants go also the special insects which haunt them. Who that knew that pure enthusiast, Dr. Harris, but remembers the accustomed lamentations of

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