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often inconsistent with, or destructive of Virtue, * 165. That even these can make no Man happy without Virtue : Instanced in Riches, x 183. Honours, x_191. Nobility, x 203. Greatness, $ 215. Fame, $ 235. Superior Talents, ø 257, &c. With pictures of human Infelicity in Men
of them all, $ 267, &c. Virtue only constitutes a Happiness, whose object is universal, and whose prospect eternal, $ 307, &c. That the perfection of Virtue and Happiness confifts in a conformity to the ORDER of ProviDENCE here, and a Resignation to it here and bereafter, $ 326, &c.
N. Blakey inv. et dels
Know then this Truth/enough for Man to knon Virtine alone is Happynéf
Gray one Man
EPIS T L E
H Happiness! our being's end and aim !
Ver. 1. Oh Happiness ! &c.] in the MS. thus,
Oh Happiness! to which we all aspire,
EP. IV.] THE two foregoing epistles having considered Man with regard to the Means (that is, in all his relations, whether as an Individual, or a Member of Society) this last comes to consider him with regard to the End, that is, Happiness.
Ver. 6. O’erlook'd, seen thing exclusive of Virtue ; double,) O'erlook'd by those feen double by those who ad who place Happiness in any mit any thing else to have
Plant of celestial feed ! if dropt below,
15 'Tis no where to be found, or ev'ry where; 'Tis never to be bought, but always free, And fled from monarchs, St John! dwells with thee. Alk of the Learn'd the way? The Learn'd are
a share with Virtue in pro- sure, ‘Hsovn, such as the Cycuring Happiness; these be- renaic sect, called on that ing the two general mistakes account the Hedonic. that this epistle is employed Those who place it in a cerin confuting
tain tranquillity or calmness Ver. 21. Some place the of Mind, which they call bliss in action,---Some funk Eidupia, such as the Demoto Beasts, &c.] 1. Those critic fect. 3. The Epicuwho place Happiness, or rean. 4. The Stoic. 5. The the fummum bonum, in Plea- Protagorean, which held