Taking the Chances

Taking the Chances. From English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. Click on image to enlarge it.

The General: — “I've brought you a new book, Aunt Emily, by the new French Academician. I'm told it's very good, but I've have not read it myself, so I'm not sure that it's quite – a – correct, you know.”

Aunt Emily: — “My dear boy, I'm ninety-six, and I'll risk it!”

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

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Last modified 22 April 2020