John Greenleaf Whittier (18071892). The Poetical Works in Four Volumes. 1892.
The Tent on the Beach
It can scarcely be necessary to name as the two companions whom I reckoned with myself in this poetical picnic, Fields the lettered magnate, and Taylor the free cosmopolite. The long line of sandy beach which defines almost the whole of the New Hampshire sea-coast is especially marked near its southern extremity, by the salt-meadows of Hampton. The Hampton River winds through these meadows, and the reader may, if he choose, imagine my tent pitched near its mouth, where also was the scene of the Wreck of Rivermouth. The green bluff to the northward is Great Boars Head; southward is the Merrimac, with Newburyport lifting its steepless above brown roofs and green trees on its banks.