Unlucky Speeches

Unlucky Speeches. From English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. George du Maurier, artist. Swain, engraver. Click on image to enlarge it.

She.—“What a disagreeable thing that insomnia must be! Very trying, I think! Do you ever suffer from it. Captain Spinks?”

He.—“ Oh, dear, no. I can sleep anywhere, at any time ! Could go off this moment, I assure you . . .!”

Related material: Selected du Maurier Cartoons Featuring Vacationers

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

Created 1 July 2001

Last modified 27 April 2020