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" For fourteen years I have not had a day's real health ; I have wakened sick and gone to bed weary ; and I have done my work unflinchingly. I have written in bed, and written out of it, written in hemorrhages, written in sickness, written torn by coughing,... "
The Anglo-American Magazine - Page 285
1901
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Best Sermons

Joseph Fort Newton - Sermons, American - 1925
...pleasure of reading to you again a paragraph from his letter to George Meredith, from Samoa, in 1893: For fourteen years I have not had a day's real health; I have awakened sick and gone to bed weary; and I have done my work unflinchingly. I have written in bed,...
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The Biographical Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson: Life

Robert Louis Stevenson - Scottish literature - 1912
...twenty years, and of the conditions under which most of it was done he wrote to George Meredith in 1893: "For fourteen years I have not had a day's real health;...hemorrhages, written in sickness, written torn by coughing, written when my head swam for weakness; and for so long, it seems to me I have won my wager and recovered...
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The Living Age, Volume 271

1911
...was rushing to and fro all his younger days for health. He wrote to Meredith when nearing the end: "For fourteen years I have not had a day's real health. ... I have written In bed, and written out of It, written in hemorrhage, written torn by coughing, written when...
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Travels in Hawaii

Robert Louis Stevenson - Travel - 1991 - 250 pages
...as well as his usual industry by anticipating a letter he was to write in 1893 to George Meredith: "For fourteen years I have not had a day's real health;...hemorrhages, written in sickness, written torn by coughing, written when my head swam for weakness." Now Stevenson was buried in literary labors. He was desperately...
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The Psychology of Illness: In Sickness and in Health

Richard G. Druss - Medical - 1995 - 114 pages
...wrote as an adult, "I have not had a day's real health; I have awakened sick and gone to bed weary. I have written in bed and written out of it, written...hemorrhages, written in sickness, written torn by coughing, written when my head swam for weakness; for so long it seems to me I have won my wager and recovered...
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Selected Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 626 pages
...days to what he called 'my trade of words'. He sums it up in a letter to Meredith in September 1893: For fourteen years I have not had a day's real health;...hemorrhages, written in sickness, written torn by coughing, written when my head swam for weakness; and for so long, it seems to me I have won my wager and recovered...
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Literary Trips: Following in the Footsteps of Fame, Volume 2

Victoria Brooks - Travel - 2000 - 357 pages
...island in Samoa, wrote something the year before he died at 44 that has always struck me as heroic: "For fourteen years I have not had a day's real health; I have awakened sick and gone to bed weary; and I have done my work unflinchingly. I have written in bed,...
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