To sum up with there comes the fishing and the gunning; the rowing and sailing; the bathing, the botanizing, the geologizing; the moonlight rambles on the beach, and the love-making, - it is really true that hearts are won and lost on Nantucket, -and then the clear skies, the pure air, the gentle refreshing breezes; and last but not least, the eating and the sleeping, and oh! the gloriously cool nights in which to sleep! If one comes to Nantucket, there is certainly enough there to make one healthy and happy.
Island of Nantucket, What it Was and What It Is.
E.K. Godfrey, 1882.