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The Yesterdays and To-Days of An Alienist

  • Lionel A. Weatherly

Richard Jeffreys, in one of his fascinating books, tells us he has often met with those who spend half their lives wishing for to-morrow and the other half wishing for yesterday. I thank God I do not come under this category. I love to look back at many of my “Yesterdays,” although, as with most of us, some of these have been overshadowed by dark clouds, but, by an inherited determination and an inborn optimism, I have, I am thankful to say, been able “to push dem clouds away” and once more the sun has shone brightly. As to my “To-days,” I do my best to get every ounce of happiness out of them, and as I believe in the philosophic teaching that happiness is infective, so my life is made the brighter by the hope that, being cheerful myself, I may be able to brighten the lives of some I have to associate with or work for. As to my “Tomorrows,” I am afraid I have never given much thought to these, being content to leave them in the hands of what I hope is a kind Providence, and I trust I have little to fear.

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A paper read at a meeting of the South-Western Division, Bournemouth, April 24, 1930.

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The Yesterdays and To-Days of An Alienist

  • Lionel A. Weatherly
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