Sunday, October 02, 2011


The Prime of Life

The Happiest Time of Life? reminded Ian Jackson of the following quotation by Mildred Darwin (née Massingberd), preserved in Margaret Keynes, Leonard Darwin: 1850-1943 (Cambridge: Privately printed at the University Press, 1943), p. 27:
Youth is a horrid period of life but luckily it passes. Happy, comfortable middle-age is the best—the prime period from 40 to 70.

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