[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
The people who go walking in the country walk right into their own funeral in the country and at the very least they lead a grotesque existence which leads them first into idiocy, then into an absurd death. To recommend country life to a city person so that he can stay alive is a dirty internist's trick, I thought. all these people who leave the city for the country so they live longer and healthier lives are only horrible specimens of human beings, I thought.
Posted by stronzo on 01.22.2011
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