good wife who lived me and whom I loved, good children, and a large
estate which without much effort on my part improved and increased.
I was respected by my relations and acquaintances more than at any
previous time. I was praised by others and without much self-
deception could consider that my name was famous. And far from
being insane or mentally diseased, I enjoyed on the contrary a
strength of mind and body such as I have seldom met with among men
of my kind; physically I could keep up with the peasants at mowing,