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Albert Wagner
July 15th 03, 11:03 AM
"To those who followed Columbus and Cortez, the New World truely seemed
incredible because of the natural endowments. The land often announced
itself with a heavy scent miles out into the ocean. Giovanni de
Verrazano in 1524 smelled the cedars of the East Coast a hundred leagues
out. The men of Henry Hudson's 'Half Moon' were temporarily disarmed by
the fragrance of the New Jersey shore, while ships running farther up
the coast occasionally swam through large beds of floating flowers.
Wherever they came inland they found a rich riot of color and sound, of
game and luxuriant vegetation. Had they been other than they were, they
might have written a new mythology here. As it was, they took
inventory."

--Frederick Turner

Don K
July 16th 03, 01:20 AM
"Albert Wagner" > wrote in message
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>
> "To those who followed Columbus and Cortez, the New World truely seemed
> incredible because of the natural endowments. The land often announced
> itself with a heavy scent miles out into the ocean. Giovanni de
> Verrazano in 1524 smelled the cedars of the East Coast a hundred leagues
> out. The men of Henry Hudson's 'Half Moon' were temporarily disarmed by
> the fragrance of the New Jersey shore, ...

Yeah, the refineries and chemical plants will do that to you.

Don

Don K
July 16th 03, 01:20 AM
"Albert Wagner" > wrote in message
...
>
> "To those who followed Columbus and Cortez, the New World truely seemed
> incredible because of the natural endowments. The land often announced
> itself with a heavy scent miles out into the ocean. Giovanni de
> Verrazano in 1524 smelled the cedars of the East Coast a hundred leagues
> out. The men of Henry Hudson's 'Half Moon' were temporarily disarmed by
> the fragrance of the New Jersey shore, ...

Yeah, the refineries and chemical plants will do that to you.

Don

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