The Pursuit of Happiness

T. Gainsborough painting,Morning Walk

Thomas Gainsborough The Morning Walk . 1785

Hearing presidential candidate, Obama stating that some American business executives are paid many times more in one day than the lowest paid worker earns in a year brought to mind Jane Austen, English novelist of the eighteenth & nineteenth centuries, who believed that Kent was “THE ONLY PLACE FOR HAPPINESS”.

Austen writes “It is the only place for happiness”: “Everybody is rich there”.

(The World of Jane Austen,Nicoloson;p.61)

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