The Blast

The Blast

A recent paraphrase of Aristotle has defined it thus ‘Happiness consists in living the best life that your powers command in the best way that your circumstances permit.’ The man at the ironworks, who by his character and aptitude, is safe to have regular employment, whose health is good, who has a sufficient wage to have a margin, and a wife, that he cares about, competent enough to administer it to the best advantage, who has a comfortable home and children he is fond of, seems to me to have as good a chance of happiness as most of his fellow creatures – and there is fortunately many a man at the works to whom this description can apply.

At The Works – A study of a manufacturing town

Lady Bell


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