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I am just over an attack of grippe-bronchitis, very unpleasant at my ages (I have two or three).
There are days when solitude, for someone of my age, is a heady wine which intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
The fear of aging, a commonplace neurosis, does not usually wait for age and spares neither sex.
One keeps forgetting old age up to the very brink of the grave.
There is a certain melancholy in having to tell oneself that one has said good-bye — unless of course one is a grandmother — to the age and the circumstances that enable one to observe young children closely and passionately.
And what then is old age? I shall learn. But when it comes I shall no longer be able to understand it.
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Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day.
January 28, 1873
August 3, 1954
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