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[62] From out the turf a solitary pine
Sends up its bristling spire to heaven;
Its branches gently wave with summer winds,
And bend and break to winter's ruder blast;
Among its fragrant boughs the blackbird rears
Her young; and in his pilgrimage the crow
Will tarry long upon its tufty top;
But not alone the “feathered tribe” possess
The tree, for at its roots two muskrats have their home,
And oft abroad for food and pleasure roam.

But now must close the pond's romantic praise;
The red deer comes not now to bathe his flanks,
Nor does the Wampanoag send across
The wave his birchen keel. If erst they did
Frequent the spot, they leave no sign; but in
Their stead the docile heifer seeks the tide
To slake her thirst: while on the shore the frog
Sings pensive roundelays at day's decline;
Yet, e'en with these, the eye is sometimes fond
Of resting on the pine, the isle, the pond.

Continuing up Elm street, we come to the home of Timothy Tufts. Here are two large elm trees which were set out by Mr. Tufts' grandfather before the Revolution. On a knoll several rods back from Elm street is another old elm, notable for its size and thrifty condition, which was set out at or soon after the time he built a modest cottage there at his marriage in 1761. The tree is best seen from Banks street. Inquiry brings out the existence of another tree, a pear tree still bearing, which was also set out by Mr. Tufts' grandfather. A very large red cedar, whose trunk was more than a foot in diameter, once grew on Willow avenue not far away.

From Willow avenue to Davis square was a tract known as ‘Rand's woods.’ In the sixties it was a resort for enthusiasts in botany. A little further north, where the power-house now is, was another ‘cedar pasture,’ owned, as were the woods, by Benjamin Rand, of North Cambridge. Mrs. Rand was wont to

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