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For about two years he filled this situation most honourably and happily in the friendship of his colleagues, Dr. Greenhill and Dr. Arcland, when, in December 1848, after a period of great hurry and anxiety, he was seized with an epileptic fit; and, the fits continuing, he was compelled to resign this appointment also, and to retire from practice altogether. The last ten years of his life were spent at Canterbury where he lived with his friends, Mr. Reid and Mr. Andrews; and he died at the house of the latter, the immediate cause of his death being haemorrhage from laceration of a branch of the middle meningeal artery; the skull having been fractured by a fall at the beginning of an epileptic fit.
I actually really loved this essay. When I read the title, I thought it would be a cheesy motivational piece, telling us that we are special, with nothing to back it up. I decided to go ahead and read it because I do love cheesy things. It turned out to be a completely genuine article, citing an example where grim despair brought out welcome success. The example really did convince me that the times I frown upon are the times that really built my overall character. When I was little, I was an outcast for being “smart”. However I realized later on that it fostered my strong belief of sticking to your conviction, and that things will fall into place if you let them. What surprised me about this piece was that someone so successful as the woman the author mentioned could have such a dark past. We often neglect the fact that some of the most successful people were not born with a silver spoon in their mouth. I liked this essay because it was inspirational, and reminds us that although things look unpleasant, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.