Interesting and Beautiful Scenes Along Line Of Exeter, Hampton and Amesbury Street Railway -- Chapter 11
By D. Fisher -- 1900
Great Boar's Head
A hotel was built on the Head in 1826. It was enlarged in 1841, and was destroyed by fire. Nudd's hotel was first opened in 1830. The land on the Head was owned by David Nudd, whose heirs sold it to Colonel S. H. Dumas, who now owns these most desirable hotel sites. The Sea View House (Cutler's), south of the Head, was opened in 1885.
East of the grisly Head of the Boar.
And Agamenticus lifts its blue
Disk of a cloud the woodlands o'er.
"And southerly, when the tide is down,
'Twixt white sea waves and sand hills brown
The sea birds dance, and the gray gulls wheel,
Over a floor of burnished steel."
And from his "Hampton Beach" comes,
Comes this fresh breeze,
Cooling its dull and feverish glow,
While through my being seems to flow
The breath of a new life, the healing of the seas.
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"Good-by to pain and care! I take
Mine ease to-day;
Here where these sunny waters break,
And ripples this keen breeze, I shake
All burdens from the heart,
All weary thoughts away."
Farragut Hotel in Rye