Disappointments of Lion-Hunting

Disappointments of Lion-Hunting. From English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. Click on image to enlarge it.

Guardsman (gazing at the motley throng).—“Any great literary or scientific celebrities here to-night, Lady Circe?'’

Lady Circe (who has taken to hunting Lions).—“ No, Sir Charles. The worst of celebrities in these democratic days is that they won’t come unless you ask their wives and families, too! So I ask the wives and families, and the wives and families come in their thousands, if you please, and the celebrities stay at home and go to bed.”

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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