Long they sat and talked togetherâ€¦
Of marvelous the valley hidden in the depths of Gloucester woods,
Full of plants that love the summer, blooms of warmer latitudes,
Where the Arctic birch is braided by the tropicsâ€™ flowery vines,
And the white magnolia blossoms star the twilight of the pines!
John Greenleaf Whittier Excerpt from The Garrison of Cape Ann, 1857.