Posted by Dr. Chadwallah
The very first Happy Tutor, at least of English stock. Tutor's great-great-great-great-great, great-great-great-great-great, great-great-great-great-great grandfather. From Holbein's portrait of the Happy Tutor in Erasmus's Praise of Folly.
Given the depth of Wealth Bondage in our time, I do hope that I can be forgiven for this modest exercise in scholarship. Many are scandalized today by The Happy Tutor and seem to consider him some vile pornographer or revolutionary. He is made to skulk at the margins of society, while lesser Fools sell out their honored profession, and grow rich and famous themselves, courting the rich and famous. Tutor is a Pariah in Corporate Life, not to be mentioned in polite company, hunted from town to town by Captain Blowtorch and the Armies of Compassion. But, really, what could be more conservative and more honorable than to imitate a work of art from the Dark Ages, written (for Christ's Sake) by a Monk?