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3645. HAPPINESS, No perfect.—

Perfect
happiness, I believe, was never intended
by the Deity to be the lot of one of
His creatures in this world; but that He has
very much put in our power the nearness of
our approaches to it, is what I have stead-fastly
believed.—
To John Page. Washington ed. i, 187. Ford ed., i, 349.
(1763)