Joseph Addison – Mirth versus cheerfulness

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Joseph AddisonMirth is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent . . .Mirth is like a flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment: cheerfulness keeps up a kind of day-light in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.

Joseph Addison   (1672-1719)

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