"I had come to the Hydropathic Institute of Beech-Wold sufficiently ill,
it is true, but little expecting any such dénoument to my case.
Utterly weary - world-weary, self-weary - was I when I set my foot
languidly on the threshold of the moist place of cure. I fled to the water
literally because I was sick of the earth.... I knew only that I was
tired out; that I fain would rest. And no nearer rest presented itself
than Beech-Wold Water-cure. So I gathered up enough vitality to get
there; and after that evening, for fifteen days, I knew nothing more of
the world popularly called 'sane.'"
SOURCE: Ludlow, Fitz Hugh "The Battle and Triumph of Dr. Susan" Harper's
New Monthly Magazine Aug. 1865, p. 338.
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