In Doctor Glas:
“—And staying in town all through this hot summer isn’t good for you, either. A visit to the waters would do you a world of good. Porla; or Ronneby. But in that case, of course, you must go alone.” Page i76
“—It’s beautiful at Porla, he said.
(It is very ugly at Porla. But Gregorius, a townsman, habitually finds ‘the country’ beautiful, whatever it looks like. What was more, he had paid for it and wanted to get the last drop of value for his money. So he found it beautiful.)”
—Yes, I replied, it’s quite nice at Porla. Though less beautiful than most other places.
—Perhaps Ronneby is more beautiful, he conceded. But it’s such a long and expensive journey.” Page i186
In Real Life:
In Dr. Glas,