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Longman's Magazine (Volume 1) (Paperback) Loot Price: R692
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Longman's Magazine (Volume 1) (Paperback): unknownauthor, Books Group

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Longman's Magazine (Volume 1) (Paperback)

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Lexington. Bostonian spring being more than usually embittered 1 against mankind this year, we left our quarters in town very early, and went to pass the month of May in the pretty and historic village of Lexington. It lies ten or twelve miles inland; it is not only a little beyond the worst of the east wind, but is just a little too far from Boston to be strictly suburban in aspect; and thanks chiefly to an absence of water-power (a clear brown brook, that you may anywhere jump across, idles through the pastures unmolested by a mill-wheel), Lexington has not yet been overtaken by the unpicturesque prosperity which has befallen so many New England villages. It has no manufactures of any sort, neither shoes nor cotton, nor boxes, nor barrels, nor watches, nor furniture; it is still a farming-town, such as you find in the Mas- sachussetts or New Hampshire hills, and is not yet a market- gardening town like those which lie nearer the city. The ancestral meadows are still mown by the great-great-grandchildren of those who cleared them of the primeval forest, and who, having begun to build into fences and bury in the earth the granite boulders plentifully bestrewing its surface, invented rather than discovered their reluctant fertility. In many parts of New England the Western jokes about sharpening the sheep's noses for their greater convenience in getting at the herbage between the rocks, and about firing the seed-corn into the ground with a shot-gun, do not seem so grotesquely imaginative. More than once at nightfall, as I drove along country roads, the flocks and herds, lying under the orchard trees, have turned on nearer inspection to companies of boulders; in the'hill towns I have seen stone walls six feet wide, titanic barriers thrown up in the farmer's despair of otherwis...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: unknownauthor • Books Group
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 278
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-86057-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-86057-5
Barcode: 9780217860574

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