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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
To Mr. Perkins
By Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)
 
Dear Sir:
I AM much pleased that you are going a very long journey, which may, by proper conduct, restore your health and prolong your life.
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  Observe these rules:—  2
  1. Turn all care out of your head as soon as you mount the chaise.  3
  2. Do not think about frugality: your health is worth more than it can cost.  4
  3. Do not continue any day’s journey to fatigue.  5
  4. Take now and then a day’s rest.  6
  5. Get a smart sea-sickness if you can.  7
  6. Cast away all anxiety, and keep your mind easy.  8
  This last direction is the principal; with an unquiet mind neither exercise, nor diet, nor physic can be of much use.  9
  I wish you, dear Sir, a prosperous journey, and a happy recovery.
I am, dear Sir,
                Your most affectionate humble servant,
SAM. JOHNSON.    
JULY 28, 1782.
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