Posted by agt3 on April 14, 1998 at 18:58:00:
In response to Mr. Bennett's occupation and Dashwood trust fund, written by eliza on April 13, 1998 at 10:49:30
A gentleman of that period did not do a lot, at least by our standards. Then, as now, being rich was a full-time occupation, with the difference that it would never occur to a rich man of that era that he should actually do anything at all. Socializing took up an extraordinary amount of their time. Also, money and estates were mostly handed down virtually intact to the oldest son, a practice that was cruel in many ways but one that insured that hard-won property would stay in one piece rather than be gradually divided and sub-divided down to nothing among succeeding generations.
- the myth of nothing doing. P. Bingham 22:09:29 4/14/98 (3)
- Not typical, by your definition! Caroline 21:01:18 4/14/98 (0)
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