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Excerpt from The Woodhouse CorrespondenceMy home circle stifles me- my Spirit demands solitude, and, if I am to develop myself, I must have it. It is on this point that I need your advice. I can turn to no one else. You are my fathers oldest friendMoreExcerpt from The Woodhouse CorrespondenceMy home circle stifles me- my Spirit demands solitude, and, if I am to develop myself, I must have it. It is on this point that I need your advice. I can turn to no one else. You are my fathers oldest friend and, besides that, you have long known all the Thompsons, though, with the exception of myself, there is really very little to know. I cannot help realising this, for I am the only Thompson who has the Artistic Temperament. Poor papa, as you are aware, still insists on going daily to his Government office and red tape still satisfies him. Far be it from me to blame him - it is the Groove to which he has grown accustomed. My mother, as you will also remember, leads the life of a mere invalid, a slave to rheumatism. For this, too, I can make allowances. It needs a strong soul to dominate the body, and Willpower is uncommon in her generation. The rest of my family, four brothers and two younger sisters, are not at all gifted, and they neither understand me nor appreciate my aims. So I am very, very lonely.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.