Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Charles river” in chapter 1 of Historic leaves, volume 5, April, 1906 - January, 1907:
...turdy elms brought from England before the Revolution.
Lowell's fondness for these and, other trees near his home often crops out in his letters and poems.
The group of willows on the bank of the Charles river near the Longfellow park are especially notable.
Three of them are included in the River Front park.
These willows, doubtless of an older date than the town of Cambridge itself, apart from thei...
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