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|Ha ha! Harriet is the cow, and Emma is Marie Antoinette...
Written by Delories
(3/30/2008 1:31 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Harriet the Cow, penned by Robbin
Actually, I wonder -- was there really a hint of that sort of "playing pastoral" attitude in Mrs Martin's saying that Harriet could have a sort of honorary pet cow?
Here's a quote from an article, "Marie Antoinette's dairy at Rambouillet" (which can be found in full at http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-66217948.html):
"The pleasure dairies that sprang up in the second half of the eighteenth century were closely linked to the development of landscape gardening and the theory of the 'picturesque', a romanticized view of nature... particularly strong in England (...)"
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