Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Correspondence | 1850, 1856
Transcription opening by which you enter a. room, a kind of moveable
screen made to swing to and fro, but never to be secured by
a latch, unless for some purpose of strict privacy. A door is
the ventilator to the room ; the windows are not raised ex-
cept in warm weather, but the door is kept open at all
seasons. On cold days you have a bright fire of pine-wood
blazing before you, and a draught of cold air at your back.
The reason given for this practice is, that fresh air is whole-
some, and that close rooms occasion colds and consumptions.