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William Morris on health
  1. J R Ashton

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    “At least I know this, that if a person is overworked in any degree they cannot enjoy the sort of health I am speaking of; nor if they are continually chained to one dull round of mechanical work with no hope at the other end of it; nor if they live in continual sordid anxiety for their livelihood; nor if they are ill-housed; nor if they are deprived of all enjoyment of the natural beauty of the world; nor if they have no amusement to quicken the flow of their spirits from time to time; all these things, which touch more or less directly on their bodily condition, are born of the claim I make to live in good health.” William Morris, 1884 (with acknowledgement to Alex Scott-Samuel).

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