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Joy.       §7. Joy is a delight of the Mind, from the consideration of the
present or assured approaching possession of a Good; and we are
then possessed of any Good, when we have it so in our power, that
we can use it when we please. Thus a Man almost starved, has Joy
at the arrival of Relief, even before he has the pleasure of using it:
and a Father, in whom the very well-being of his Children causes
delight, is always, as long as his Children are in such a State, in the
possession of that Good; for he needs but to reflect on it to have that
pleasure.
Locke Hum II, 20, §7, p. 231