Back in Boston

The visitor who reaches Boston, indeed by water, can hardly fail to be struck with the natural beauties—heightened now by artificial adornment—of the harbor, narrowing as it does, in even curves on either side, dotted with many turf and undulating or craggy islands—long stretches of beach being visible almost to the horizon, now and then interspersed by a jutting, cliffbound promontory, or pushing out seaward a straggling, shapeless peninsula of green.

Picturesque America, 1874

 

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~ by releasethebadgers on January 6, 2011.

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