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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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2828. EXERCISE, Time for.—[continued].

When you shall find
yourself strong, [182] you may venture to take your
walks in the evening, after the digestion of the
dinner is pretty well over. This is making a
compromise between health and study. The latter
would be too much interrupted were you to
take from it the early hours of the day, and
habit will soon render the evening's exercise as
salutary as that of the morning. I speak this
from my own experience, having, from an early
attachment to study, very early in life, made this
arrangement of my time, having ever observed
it, and still observing it, and always with perfect
To T. M. Randolph, Jr. Ford ed., iv, 294.
(P. 1786)


Randolph was in feeble health, and while in that
condition Jefferson recommended the middle of the
day for walking.—Editor.