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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”

By Rev. Dr. Jenkins


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,

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;

While swelling hills, red cliffs, and sheltered farms

Lend to the glowing landscape added charms.