Excerpt from Recollections of an Alienist: Personal and Professional
IN a letter written by Benvenuto Cellini to his friend, 'benedetto Varchi, he said: Your lordship tells me that the simple discourse of my life contents you more in its first shape than were it polished and attouched by others, for then the truth of What I have written would show dess clear; and I have taken great care to say nothing for which I should have to fumble in my memory. I shall be governed, therefore, by the example of this in teresting man, and make no further explanations except to say that the following pages are intended to re¿ect some of my personal and professional experience during an unusually busy life time. It is always difficult to know What to include and What to omit in a book of this kind, and I regret that there are many incidents that I must of necessity leave unrecorded by reason of their very per sonal character, and others that can interest no one, al though of exceeding importance to myself.
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