Young William James Burdened with Troubles

While searching for direction in his twenties, and weighed down with vocational indecision, philosophical uncertainty, nagging health problems, persistent melancholy, and worries that he would never marry,, he supplied his own caption, “Here I and Sorrow Sit.”  Citation: [William James, self-portrait], c. 1860s. William James Papers, bMS Am 1092.2 (55), Houghton Library, Harvard University. Courtesy of Bay James.