"On Saturday I went out foxhunting — seven hours in the saddle. That sort of thing always keeps me in a state of devilish exhilaration for several days; it's the greatest physical pleasure I know . . . one fox killed (I was in AT THE DEATH) . . . And now a happy New Year to all your family and the year of strife 1858".
Friedrich Engels to Karl Marx, as quoted in Francis Wheen's Marx biography.
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