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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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2825. EXERCISE, Love of.—

The loss of
the power of taking exercise would be a sore
affliction to me. It has been the delight of my
retirement to be in constant bodily activity,
looking after my affairs. It was never damped
as the pleasures of reading are, by the question
cui bono? * * * Your works show that of
your mind. The habits of exercise which your
calling has given to both, will tend long to preserve
them. The sedentary character of my
occupations sapped a constitution naturally
strong and vigorous, and draws it to an earlier
To Dr. Benjamin Rush. Washington ed. vi, 4. Ford ed., ix, 328.