An Old Town by the Sea

An Old Town by the Sea

by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
     
 

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When one reflects on the countless centuries that have gone to the for-mation of this crust of earth on which we temporarily move, the most ancient… See more details below

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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - I CALL it an old town, but it is only relatively old.
When one reflects on the countless centuries that have gone to the for-mation of this crust of earth on which we temporarily move, the most ancient cities on its surface seem merely things of the week before last. It was only the other day, then - that is to say, in the month of June, 1603 - that one Martin Pring, in the ship Speedwell, an enormous ship of nearly fifty tons burden, from Bristol, England, sailed up the Piscataqua
River. The Speedwell, numbering thirty men, officers and crew, had for consort the Discoverer, of twenty-six tons and thirteen men. After following the windings of
""the brave river"" for twelve miles or more, the two vessels turned back and put to sea again, having failed in the chief object of the expedition, which was to obtain a cargo of the medicinal sassafras-tree, from the bark of which, as well known to our ancestors, could be distilled the Elixir of Life.

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ISBN-13:
2940000743706
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
09/01/2009
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