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Among the remotest suburban spots that I served with my
express dray during these four or five obscurely germinal years
was Belmont. This outlying suburb of Boston, then hardly more
than a village but today a small city, was reached by the Con-
cord Turnpike. Belmont was all of nine miles out. But some-
times I would go even beyond this point, down a dusty white
country way known as Trapelo Road. This brought me past the
even smaller village of Waverley, through which a railroad
from Boston diagonally passed, into a beautifully wooded sec-
tion known as Waverley Oaks.
Splendid hardwoods covered the little hills of Waverley
Oaks, little, I must qualify, by western standards. Dense leafage
shone in the summer sun and in the autumn covered the quiet
slopes with a carpet of coppery red and gold. This rural outpost
of Boston had been deeply loved by James Russell Lowell. He
wrote two poems about it, "The Oak" and "Beaver Brook," the
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Atkinson, Donald Taylor. Texas Surgeon: an Autobiography, book, 1958; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143566/m1/62/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.