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And let them not imagine, either--as they are also fond of doing--that they are very wise and philosophical and that it is a very artful thing to be contented. It may be true that "a contented mind is happy anywhere," but so is a Jerusalem pony, and the consequence is that both are put anywhere and are treated anyhow.
Juliet Lundy, as my ward, was, I believe, contented and happy.
But the lieutenant, who was the toast-master, was not contented with Sophia only.