An edition of Dr. Breen's Practice: a novel (1881)

Dr. Breen's practice

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An edition of Dr. Breen's Practice: a novel (1881)

Dr. Breen's practice

a novel

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From the book:Near the verge of a bold promontory stands the hotel, and looks southeastward over a sweep of sea unbroken to the horizon. Behind it stretches the vast forest, which after two hundred years has resumed the sterile coast wrested from it by the first Pilgrims, and has begun to efface the evidences of the inroad made in recent years by the bold speculator for whom Jocelyn's is named. The young birches and spruces are breast high in the drives and avenues at Jocelyn's; the low blackberry vines and the sweet fern cover the carefully-graded sidewalks, and obscure the divisions of the lots; the children of the boarders have found squawberries in the public square on the spot where the band-stand was to have been. The notion of a sea-side resort at this point was courageously conceived, and to a certain extent it was generously realized. Except for its remoteness from the railroad, a drawback which future enterprise might be expected to remedy in some way, the place has many natural advantages. The broad plateau is cooled by a breeze from the vast forests behind it, which comes laden with health and freshness from the young pines; the sea at its feet is warmed by the Gulf Stream to a temperature delicious for bathing. There are certainly mosquitoes from the woods; but there are mosquitoes everywhere, and the report that people have been driven away by them is manifestly untrue, for whoever comes to Jocelyn's remains. The beach at the foot of the bluff is almost a mile at its curve, and it is so smooth and hard that it glistens like polished marble when newly washed by the tide.

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Houghton, Mifflin
Language
English
Pages
272

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Dr. Breen's practice: a novel
1881, Houghton, Mifflin
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Boston and New York

Classifications

Library of Congress
PZ3.H84 Do2, PS2025 Do2

The Physical Object

Pagination
272 p.
Number of pages
272

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Open Library
OL6585895M
Internet Archive
cu31924022258697
LCCN
16007564
OCLC/WorldCat
3547320

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