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TL;DR: In context this is sarcasm: for ‘happiness’, read ‘unhappiness’. At the start of Act I of Man and Superman, we learn that in his will, the late Mr Whitefield appointed Roebuck Ramsden and Jack Tanner guardians to his daughter Ann. Tanner does not relish this responsibility: TANNER. It’s only too hideously true. Ramsden: get me out of it somehow. You ...


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