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Identifier: newenglandhumani00joh
Title: New England; a human interest geographical reader
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Johnson, Clifton, 1865-1940
Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company London, Macmillan and Co., limited
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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bout the rocks smoking their Brazil tobacco and wait-ing for a breeze, the fishwives chattered at their out-door net-mending, and the ragged children playedboisterous games in the narrow village lanes. By theshores were many long platforms spread with the dry-ing fish, and wisps of smoke drifted upward from cot-tage chimneys. Roundabout was the wide sea, glisten-ing in the sunlight, and westward were the dim bluehills of the mainland. When the wind began to blow, the men sailed awayin their little vessels, but with the approach of twilightthe fishing boats, one by one, came winging home. By 1700 the isles began to lose their population andprosperity, and of late years they have not had a singlepermanent family on them except that of the light-house keeper. But their healthfulness and the equable 274 New England coolness of their summer climate bring to them aswarm of vacation visitors every year. One of the most charming and unusual of NewHampshire towns is Cornish on the banks of the

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Boat landing, Lake Sunapee Connecticut. It is a place of wonderful estates thathave been developed by a colony of artists, authors,and other professional men. The first man of fame tocome was Augustus St. Gaudens, the greatest of Ameri-can sculptors. He remodelled an old tavern into abeautiful dwelling. Later comers in some instancesalso made over local houses bought of the country folk,and in other instances they built new homes of mar-vellous architectural attractiveness, and they sur-rounded their residences with all the enchantment that New Hampshire Places and People 275 landscape-gardening and unspoiled woodland per-mitted. Their homes are widely scattered about theneighborhood of Blow-me-down Brook in a tumbledregion of steep hills and deep valleys, with the giantform of Mount Ascutney looming skyward not faraway to the south. It is a secluded spot several milesdistant from the nearest railroad station, which isat Windsor across the river. Formerly Portsmouth, at the outlet of

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