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British Magazine (Newspaper) - May 1, 1946, London, Middlesex Britifb Magazine. Veni& cognofce vera ejfe qute dirimus. Cyprian ad Demoft, IPropofed to employ my Thoughts in this Paper on the Subject of human Happinefs; a Subject, by the generality of Mankind Ieaft confidered, though of the higheft Importance ; and yet which, by a Variety of different Schemes, all Men pretend they are purfuing. It would be Matter of the greateft Wonder to reflect, that the moil felf-concern'mg Truth, and which, liesneareft' to the Intereft and Appetite of Man, his Dejire of Being happy, mould be fo intricate to his Underftanding, fo difappointing of his Purfuit, as divided Opinions, fad Complaints, and rnelancholy Experience prove it to be. That the World in general, and the more learned and difcerning Part of the World, after the Enquiries of fome Thoufands of Years, fhould ftill continue ignorant of what all profefs the ftrongeft Paffion to know, might juftly adminifter Wonder, were it not confidered, that Men who have wandered into miftaken Paths, are.but more loft the farther they are proceeding. With what Pity and Diffatisfadlion am I forced to leave the laboured Difquifitions of celebrated philofophers, who have run into fuch an extravagant Diverfity of Opinions about the Chief Good, as to amount to no lefs than T
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