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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Americas: Vol. XXX.  1876–79.
 
British America: Prince Edward, the Island
An Indian Summer’s Day in “Abegweet”
Rev. Dr. Jenkins
 
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FAIR Hillsboro’s flood pursues its silent way
By gloomy woods, rich fields, and meadows gay;
Slow o’er its breast the stately vessels glide,
Their drooping sails reflected in the tide;
A roseate blush the spreading haze pervades,        5
And jets of amber light the sylvan shades;
The withering leaves of faded green and gold
Drop from the spreading beeches gray and old;
The maple’s scarlet livery blends with these,
And silvery birches thread the dark fir-trees;        10
While swelling hills, red cliffs, and sheltered farms
Lend to the glowing landscape added charms.
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