The agreeable eye

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)

The Guide

You are not alone in finding this site confusing. A few pointers:

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.

There used to be a colophon, but I got rid of it. This is also typical.


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