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SCIENTIFIC MELIORISM

AND THE

EVOLUTION OF HAPPINESS

SCIENTIFIC MELIORISM

AND THE

EVOLUTION OF HAPPINESS

BY

JANE HUME CLAPPERTON

“Not as adventitious will the wise man regard the faith which is in him. The
highest truth he sees he will fearlessly utter; knowing that, let what may come of it, he
is thus playing his right part in the world; knowing that, if he can effect the change
he aims at-well; if not-well also : though not so well.”—Herbert SPENCER

“The good want power, but to weep barren tears.

The powerful goodness want, worse need for them.
The wise want love : and those who love want wisdom ;
And all best things are thus confused to ill.
Many are strong and rich, and would be just,
But live among their suffering fellow-men
As if none felt : they know not what to do."

SHELLEY's Prometheus Unbound

LONDON

KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH & CO., I, PATERNOSTER SQUARE

1885

24725.2.3.

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