Foreign News: Lenitives

From an editorial in last week's London Times:

"Nothing can be less wise than to allow those hours of darkness to become hours of inactive gloom. The temptation to do this presses heavily on those whose occupations end with daylight and on those multitudes of elderly folk whose chief sorrow now is that age debars them from public service. . . . Lenitives are available and among the best of them is wisely chosen reading and rereading. . . . Some readers will find an inexhaustible solace in Sir Walter Scott; others will feel...

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