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The Red Rover Part 1

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User: disha
The Red Rover Part 1

No One, Who Is Familiar With The Bustle And Activity Of An American
Commercial Town, Would Recognize, In The Repose Which Now Reigns In The
Ancient Mart Of Rhode Island, A Place That, In Its Day, Has Been Ranked
Amongst The Most Important Ports Along The Whole Line Of Our Extended
Coast. It Would Seem, At The First Glance, That Nature Had Expressly
Fashioned The Spot To Anticipate The Wants And To Realize The Wishes Of
The Mariner. Enjoying The Four Great Requisites Of A Safe And Commodious
Haven, A Placid Basin, An Outer Harbour, And A Convenient Roadstead, With
A Clear Offing, Newport Appeared, To The Eyes Of Our European Ancestors,
Designed To Shelter Fleets And To Nurse A Race Of Hardy And Expert Seamen.
Though The Latter Anticipation Has Not Been Entirely Disappointed, How
Little Has Reality Answered To Expectation In Respect To The Former. A
Successful Rival Has Arisen, Even In The Immediate Vicinity Of This
Seeming Favourite Of Nature, To Defeat All The Calculations Of Mercantile
Sagacity, And To Add Another To The Thousand Existing Evidences "That The
Wisdom Of Man Is Foolishness."

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