A Cry from the Heart

A Cry from the Heart. George du Maurier Punch 80 (8 January 1881): 3. Click on image to enlarge it.

Little Dunce (looking up suddenly from her History book).— “Oh, Mummy darling, I do so wish I'd lived under James the Second”

Mamma.— “Why?”

Little Dunce.— “Because I see here that Education was very much neglected in his reign.”

George du Maurier's Cartoons Featuring Children

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Punch, or the London Charivari. Hathi Trust Digital Library online version of a copy in the Harvard University Library. Web. 4 May 2020.1897.

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