Too Kind by Half

Too Kind by Half. From English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. Click on image to enlarge it.

He.— “Oh, I've long given up dancing for my own sake. I only dance now with those unlucky girls that don’t get partners.” Who’s that young lady behind you?”

She.— “My daughter.”

He.— “Pray, introduce me!”

Unlucky Speeches, Ill-Considered Utterances, and Things One Could Wish to Have Expressed Otherwise

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

Created 1 July 2001

Last modified 28 April 2020