an eudæmonist


I confess it as a besetting infirmity of mine that I am too much of an Eudaemonist: I hanker too much after a state of happiness, both for myself and others.

– Thos. de Quincey,
Confessions of an
English Opium Eater

(emphasis mine)

Point of Interest

This site takes its name from the above quotation; as it applies to myself, it is as true as anything else. Regarding the indefinite article, allow me to assure you I did not give the perhaps unnecessary ‘n’ much thought. This is typical.

The Guide

As it can be difficult to find things without a map, I thought it would be helpful to point out where things are:

Curious Facts

A dull, plain girl she was called by rigorous critics – a quiet, lady-like girl, by those of the more imaginative sort; but by neither class was she very elaborately discussed.

– Henry James (Washington Square, p. 37)

Colophon & Accessibility Statement



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