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BOSTON, JANUARY 15, 1891.
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF
ENTERED AT THE BOSTON POST-OFFICE AS SECOND-CLASS MAIL MATTER. body is exercise. On this point nature is.
inexorable. On every slothful member she is. CONTENTS:
continually pronouncing the irrevocable senHYGIENE FOR WRITERS. Eva Kinney Griffith. AMERICAN MAGAZINES. Junius Henri Browne.
tence, “ Take away even that which he hath, Edgar W. Howe. Ethel Ingalls.
and the unused organ is certain to lose its. EDITORIAL
strength and fall an easy prey to disease. Notes, 6 – The Writer for January,
Among the most beneficial forms of exercise Tolstoi. Joseph Geo. Král. B. L. FARJEON. Edward W. Bok.
is walking in the open air. Brain workers in WRITERS. Charles Dudley the city often take a street car from habit, or to
save time, when a one or two mile walk would PERSONAL Gossip ABOUT WRITERS. Robert Browning, 8 – Rhoda Broughton, 8 – Elaine
be much better for their health. Every writer Goodale, 9– Mrs. Burton Harrison, 9- J. K. should see to it that he takes such a walk at. Jerome, 10-Georges Ohnet. 10- Mrs. May French least once a day.
The writer who works eight or ten hours a LITERARY NewS AND NOTES.
day at his desk should take other exercise also. HYGIENE FOR WRITERS.
For this purpose dumb bells are favorites with
some, and are very good. I use Indian clubs, It is a now generally accepted fact that which I like even better. It is said that William sedentary occupations are not healthy. And Cullen Bryant, who preserved his bodily vigor when sedentary habits are combined with active to a good old age, was in the habit of taking and persistent brain work, as in the case of most exercise by bending backward over a wooden writers, the danger of physical disability is very chair two or three times in succession, and permuch increased.
forming sundry other feats with the same The literary worker, above all people, needs instrument every morning. For a lady, the a long life. The maturity of thought and Delsarte movements, which may be learned expression which enables him to do his great- from a book, are excellent. Anything that will est and best work does not come to him until exercise every muscle every day will answer. late in life. And even to those who are most the purpose. gifted, that fame which opens the door of To be kept in prime working order, the brain opportunity and brings to the successful author must have plenty of pure blood. It is in the that which his delicate sensibilities need to lungs that the blood is purified with our every call out his highest powers, appreciation, does breath, and therefore it is necessary that the not fall to his share until middle life at least. lungs should be kept in good condition and
Therefore, it behooveth the writer, in the plenty of fresh oxygen taken into them. To very beginning of his career, to form habits accomplish this, the ventilation of both sleepwhich shall assist him to conserve, as long as ing and working rooms should be carefully possible, a high degree of physical health and looked after. Lung gymnastics, that is, the vigor.
alternate filling of the lungs to their fullest The most necessary thing to health of the capacity by inhaling pure air, and then expell