• Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.

    William Cowper, John MACDIARMID (Editor of the “Dumfries and Galloway Courier.”.) (1819). “Poems ... To which is prefixed, a memoir of the author; also, critical remarks on his poems, written expressly for this work. By John M'Diarmid. Second edition, revised and extended”, p.71