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Identifier: herethereinnewen00swee
Title: Here and there in New England and Canada
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Sweetser, Moses Foster, 1848-1897
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Publisher: Boston, Passenger Dept., Boston [and] Maine Railroad
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto


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ching enemies, tlie old Alsatiancolonel mounted his only cannon on the tower and awaited their broad-sides ; but the hostile ships merelj looked into the harbor, and thenbore away. Over the tranquil lagoon of Little Harbor rises the H(^tel Went- 83 Avorth, a mile from the old village, on tlie liighest point of the island,seventy-five feet above tlie sea. The views from the Wentwortliinclude the open sea, the spires and roofs of Portsmouth, the great hillof Agamenticus, and the blue ranges of Jfottingham and Strafford.There is every facilitj- here for boating and bathing, fishing and driv-ing, and the countless forms of in-door amusement so popular duringthe cool evenings of summer. Public convejauces run over the league-long road from Portsmouthto Newcastle several times daily, crossing the river on a long bridge■which rests on several islets. Other stages run to the Wentwortli,using a diflerent road, and crossing the famous Sagamore Creek, withhistoric estates bordering its lianks.

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JaflVey (or Jerrys) Point Avas fortified at an early date, and armedwitli brass guns provided !)}• tlie mercliants of London; but theseworks, and their successors of the time of 1812, were removed to makeroom for more modern batteries, which Iiave not been completed. At Jaflrey Point is Kelp Pock, the beautiful summer-home of Ed-mund C. Stedman, the New-York banker-poet; and near by nestles thehome of John Albee, the poet, whose little book about Newcastle con-tains scores of fascinating legends. This house is over two hundredyears old, and the Provincial Legislature held its sessions of 1GS2 and1C83 under its hospitable roof, when Cranfield, the Royal Governor,dwelt here. Albees Bosn Hill and other strong Emersonian poemsare familiar to manv readers. It begins : The wind blows wild on Bosn Hill,Far off is heard the oceans rote, 84 Low overhead the gulls scream shrill,And homeward scuds each little boat. It may be allowed us to give one of Stedmans magnificent verses,writiou in his


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