Teutonic Satire

Teutonic Satire. From English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. Click on image to enlarge it.

Hostess.— “Oh, pray don't leave off, Herr Rosencranz. That was a lovely song you just began.”

Eminent Barytone [sic].— “Yes, matame, bot it did not harmonise viz de cheneral gonferzation. It is in B vlat, and you and all your vrents are talking in G. I have a zong in F and a zong in A sharp, bot I have no zong in G!”

Accompanist.— “Ach! Berhaps, to opliche matame, I could dranspose de aggombanimets —ja?”

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English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1897.

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Last modified 24 April 2020