Chronic Chinamania

Chronic Chinamania (incurable) by George DuMaurier. Punch's Almanack for 1875 (Originally appeared December 17, 1874).

Pale Enthusiast. “This is the Cream of my Collection, ladies and Gentlemen. It is quite Unique. It was made by the Fallbrok Pottery that was started in 1870. It took them three years to produce this Plate, their only one, and then — and then —”

Ruddy Philistine “What have I left to live for?”

Pale Enthusias. “Er — yes!”

Ruddy Philistine.“And I don't wonder!!”

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