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The Story of My Heart By Richard Jeffries

Publisher's Synopsis

" The story of my heart commences seventeen years ago. In the glow of youth there were times every now and then when I felt the necessity of a strong inspiration of soul-thought. My heart was dusty, parched for want of the rain of deep feeling; my mind arid and dry, for there is a dust which settles on the heart as well as that which falls on a ledge. It is injurious to the mind as well as to the body to be always in one place and always surrounded by the same circumstances. A species of thick clothing slowly grows about the mind, the pores are choked, little habits become a part of existence, and by degrees the mind is inclosed in a husk. When this began to form I felt eager to escape from it, to throw off the heavy clothing, to drink deeply once more at the fresh foundations of life. An inspiration a long deep breath of the pure air of thought could alone give health to the heart." (...)


Penguin Illustrated Classics; 1938. Hardcover. Leather spine with tiny label to top. Paper covered boards. Board edges are very worn. Corners bumped and rubbed. Some light water staining to top of text block. Appers to have been a rebound paperback. Pages yellowing. Preowned. No ISBN.

The Story of My Heart By Richard Jeffries

SKU: 0104954
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