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Happy

Term employed in different senses, and may be figuratively understood. Why will you not make me happy? This phrase, justly construed, not seldom signifies, “Why are you prudent enough not to make yourself unhappy, by believing me?”

How happy am I, now you tell me you love me? means,“You rid me of a great deal of plague I have had to bring you to my point: I have no further occasion for all the drudgery of courtship; you have happily relieved me: and I am henceforward to be on the free and easy footing with you.”