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The most disinterested, have the best materials for being happy. They are seen forgetting their own sorrows, that they may console those of others. May it not therefore be assumed that the subjugation of self, is happiness?

The lineaments of cheerfulness, are important. A smiling brow, and a pleasant toned voice, are adjuncts of happiness. A wife is not always aware, how much her husband may be thus cheered, when he returns harassed by the perplexities