Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Quote

"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But, I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." E.B. White
Picture is of Margaret Countess of Blessington 1789-1849


Ms. Place said...

What a lush painting. I adore it. Who is the painter?

MissDaisyAnne said...

Marguerite Countess of Blessington 1789-1849, painted by Thomas Lawrence 1822. Marguerite was a novelist and born in Ireland.

Ms. Place said...

Ah, Sir Thomas Lawrence. I should have known! I love her straightforward look.