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|It doesn't say there were real illnesses either
Written by Barbara
(3/31/2008 1:41 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, And here's from Johnson's dictionary (1828), penned by Graciela
He is able to walk on his own and take his "three turns" in the sunshine, albeit very slowly, he is able to go out in his carriage, etc. We are told that he is nervous, easily depressed, hates change of any kind, and is somewhat selfish. We are also told that he sometimes fancies himself unequal to company and refers to himself as "we invalids" or "a sad invalid".
Other than the fact that he cannot bear to eat rich foods and that Mr. Perry visits him frequently (although that may be to humour him and bcause they are friends as much as for any other reason) I really can't find any mention of actual physical ailments or infirmities. With all the other symptoms of nervousness, depression, etc. listed it seems that if there were some actual disease or ailment that it would be there too.
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