Falls of Eagle River
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It is rather amusing to contrast this, and some of our other sketches, with a " popular" account of Labrador, lately published in one of Mr. Chambers' Miscellanies :—" This vast tract of land is extremely bare, and altogether incapable of cultivation. * * It is a country formed of frightful mountains and unfruitful valleys. The mountains are almost devoid of any sort of herbage. A blighted shrub, and a little moss are sometimes to be seen ; but in general, the bare rock is all you behold. In a word, the country is nothing more than a heap of barren rocks."