Acrobats (detail), Japanese handscroll, nineteenth century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Henry J. Bernheim, 1945.

Happiness

Volume XII, Number 3 | summer 2019

The Impossible Dream

David Wootton

Government Work

Maddy Crowell

The Loneliest of Species

Jay Griffiths

Hell Breaks Loose

Henry Freedland

Map

Miscellany

Voices In Time

Grace and Favor

1770 | Paris

Misery Loves Coventry

1759 | Abyssinia

Accounting for Taste

1817 | London

Do Not Disturb

c. 400 | Chaisang

Goods and Services

c. 380 BC | Athens

Pathetic Fallacy

1885 | Vilamorta

This Land Is Her Land

390 BC | Athens

Soul Asylum

58 | Rome

True North

1795 | Copenhagen

Face Value

1872 | Downe

Trumpery

1590 | Eseldorf

Good News

c. 200 | Athens

World to Come

c. 1105 | Tus

Looking Up

1876 | Laurel Springs, NJ

Prodigal Son

1919 | Winesburg, OH

In a Perfect World

1953 | Anaheim, CA

Code of Conduct

1735 | Philadelphia

We Happy Few

1898 | Bakumovka

Words to the Wise

1621 | Oxford

Paradise Lost

1851 | Frankfurt

Measure for Measure

c. 300 BC | Athens

Charts and Graphs

Contributors

Conversations

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