A Merrimack Reverie

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Description

This short passage serves as a romantic discourse on nature and time, as told from the perspective of a mill girl during a break from her work. The writer, disclosed simply as “Abigail,” finds inspiration by looking out upon the Merrimack River. As many mills were situated along its banks to take advantage of the waterpower that it provided, the Merrimack was a familiar landmark to mill operatives at this time.

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Title

A Merrimack Reverie

Creator

Abigail

Source

Lowell Offering
Vol. 1 Issue 2
pp. 29-30

Date

December, 1840

Subject

Merrimack River (N.H. and Mass.)

Coverage

Lowell, Massachusetts

Citation

Abigail, “A Merrimack Reverie,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed December 11, 2017, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/43.