TUESDAY, 25 DECEMBER, 2007
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)