Excerpt: ...is visible. You overlook the town; the two rivers, or
branches of the sea, between which the town lies; the thickly
wooded country, as it was then, to the south and west; and the
wide, open sea to the eastward. Such a magnificent prospect of
widespread land and water is seldom seen away from the mountain
regions; and, as one stands on the naked brow of the hill, on a
clear summer day, as the sunset begins to dye the west, and gazes
on the scene before and around him, he feels that the heavens are
not so very far distant, and as if he could almost touch with these
mortal hands the radiance and the glory. The natural sublimity of
this spot seems to have struck the Puritan fathers of Salem, and
looking around on its capabilities, they appear to have come to the
conclusion that of all places it was the one expressly designed by
the loving Father of mankind for
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