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Pullen, Lloyd T. / Pullen's pencilings and various other selections, embracing a variety of subjects; pathos, description, argument and narrative

Chapter XIV,   pp. 175-191

Page 175

NORWAY, Maine, July 7, 1886. 
The last day of June we picked up our traps, packed our trunks and put all
things in order for leaving for a season the celebrated "hub."
We have enjoyed our stay in this famous city very much indeed. 
We have visited many places of interest, not only in Boston but along the
many "Spokes" and around the rim of this great wheel. At Mount
Auburn Cemetery we stood by the graves of some of the most eminent dead of
New England. Among them we will mention Longfellow, from whose grave we plucked
a few spires of grass, white clover, etc., to carry away as mementoes of
the illustrious poet, whose last resting place is here in this beautiful
cemetery. This cemetery contains about one hundred and thirty-five acres,
is very rolling, some portions being quite high, and its highest elevation
is surmounted by a tower one hundred and twentyfive feet above the level
of Charles River, which meanders slowly and noiselessly at its base. This
is said to be the oldest garden cemetery in the United States, having been
established in 1831. It is situated in Cambridge and Watertown, outside the
city limits, but is considered a part of Boston. 
Forest Hill Cemetery is another beautiful burying place of two hundred and
twenty-five acres in West Roxbury, about five miles from the center of the
city. This is much more wild than Mt. Auburn, being quite new and a large
portion of it still in a state of nature. Art has not done so 

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