Posted by Cassia on August 05, 1997 at 19:20:08:
In reply to the Wealthy don't need occupations. posted by Caroline on July 29, 1997 at 23:40:58
] It was apparently O.K. not to do any job at all, if you were rich enough. Darcy was a landlord of many people, and probably had many farms around his estate. He lived at Pemberley at least half of the time, and probably spent quite a lot of that time looking after his properties.
]Yes, they did that but there was a growing feeling that one needed something to occupy one's time so that one did fall into disspation. It was always understood that one did not take up one's career for a living, rather as a wall through which idleness could not creep. ;-)
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