Cartoons : GEORGE DU MAURIER (1834-1896)

PAST AND PRESENT: IN THE SIXTIES by GEORGE DU MAURIER

PAST AND PRESENT: IN THE SIXTIES

THINGS ONE WOULD RATHER HAVE LEFT UNSAID
TOMLINSON: 'GOODBYE, MISS ELEANORA ...'
MISS ELEANORA: 'BUT YOU'VE ALREADY SAID GOODBYE TO ME, MR TOMLINSON!'
TOMLINSON (WHO IS ALWAYS READY WITH SOME PRETTY SPEECH): 'HAVE I REALLY? WELL, ONE CAN'T DO A PLEASANT T by GEORGE DU MAURIER

THINGS ONE WOULD RATHER HAVE LEFT UNSAID TOMLINSON: 'GOODBYE, MISS ELEANORA ...' MISS ELEANORA: 'BUT YOU'VE ALREADY SAID GOODBYE TO ME, MR TOMLINSON!' TOMLINSON (WHO IS ALWAYS READY WITH SOME PRETTY SPEECH): 'HAVE I REALLY? WELL, ONE CAN'T DO A PLEASANT T

MAMMA: 'NOT KISS PROFESSOR JACKSON, LUCY? WHY NOT?'  
LUCY: 'HE'S GOT SUCH A STUBBLY BEARD MAMMA, AND IT PRICKS SO! NOW I DON'T MIND CAPTAIN THOMPSON'S MOUSTACHE! DO YOU?' by GEORGE DU MAURIER

MAMMA: 'NOT KISS PROFESSOR JACKSON, LUCY? WHY NOT?' LUCY: 'HE'S GOT SUCH A STUBBLY BEARD MAMMA, AND IT PRICKS SO! NOW I DON'T MIND CAPTAIN THOMPSON'S MOUSTACHE! DO YOU?'

HARDLY CONSISTENT!
BROWN (TO SMITH): 'UGH! THERE GOES JONES, AS USUAL, WITH A CROWD OF ADORING DUCHESSES HANGING ON HIS LIPS, AND GROVELLING AT HIS FEET, AND FOLLOWING HIM ALL OVER THE ROOM!  HOW DISGUSTING IT IS TO SEE A MAN OF TALENT TOADYING UP TO THE  by GEORGE DU MAURIER

HARDLY CONSISTENT! BROWN (TO SMITH): 'UGH! THERE GOES JONES, AS USUAL, WITH A CROWD OF ADORING DUCHESSES HANGING ON HIS LIPS, AND GROVELLING AT HIS FEET, AND FOLLOWING HIM ALL OVER THE ROOM! HOW DISGUSTING IT IS TO SEE A MAN OF TALENT TOADYING UP TO THE

THINGS ONE WOULD RATHER HAVE LEFT UNSAID
HOSTESS (WHO HAS JUST SUNG). 'ARE YOU QUITE SURE YOU DON'T SING, CAPTAIN LOVELL?'
CAPTAIN LOVELL. 'I ASSURE YOU   I'VE NO VOICE WHATEVER   UNFORTUNATELY   I'M A LISTENER!' by GEORGE DU MAURIER

THINGS ONE WOULD RATHER HAVE LEFT UNSAID HOSTESS (WHO HAS JUST SUNG). 'ARE YOU QUITE SURE YOU DON'T SING, CAPTAIN LOVELL?' CAPTAIN LOVELL. 'I ASSURE YOU I'VE NO VOICE WHATEVER UNFORTUNATELY I'M A LISTENER!'

WHY SHOULDN'T GIRTON RINK, WHEN CAMBRIDGE ROWS? by GEORGE DU MAURIER

WHY SHOULDN'T GIRTON RINK, WHEN CAMBRIDGE ROWS?

SOCIAL AGONIES
HERR BAUER. 'ACH! MY LITTLE VRENT, MY POOTS ARE NOT MUTTY! VY ARE YOUR TRYING TO PRUSH DEM?'
TOMMY. 'MAYN'T I? MUMMIE SAYS YOU WANT POLISH!' by GEORGE DU MAURIER

SOCIAL AGONIES HERR BAUER. 'ACH! MY LITTLE VRENT, MY POOTS ARE NOT MUTTY! VY ARE YOUR TRYING TO PRUSH DEM?' TOMMY. 'MAYN'T I? MUMMIE SAYS YOU WANT POLISH!'

A SENSITIVE EAR
INTELLIGENT BRITON: 'BUT WE HAVE NO THEATRE, NO ACTORS WORTHY OF THE NAME, MADEMOISELLE! WHY, THE ENGLISH DELIVERY OF BLANK VERSE IS SIMPLY TORTURE TO AN EAR ACCUSTOMED TO HEAR IT GIVEN ITS FULL BEAUTY AND SIGNIFICANCE BY A BERNHARDT OR A  by GEORGE DU MAURIER

A SENSITIVE EAR INTELLIGENT BRITON: 'BUT WE HAVE NO THEATRE, NO ACTORS WORTHY OF THE NAME, MADEMOISELLE! WHY, THE ENGLISH DELIVERY OF BLANK VERSE IS SIMPLY TORTURE TO AN EAR ACCUSTOMED TO HEAR IT GIVEN ITS FULL BEAUTY AND SIGNIFICANCE BY A BERNHARDT OR A

PAIRING AND REPAIRING
THE REASONS INDUCING TWO YOUNG PEOPLE TO ENTER THE HOLY BONDS OF MATRIMONY HAVE HITHERTO, AS A RULE, BEEN LOVE, INTEREST, INTELLECTUAL SYMPATHY, COMPATIBILITY OF TEMPER, PARITY OF SOCIAL RANK, AND SO FORTH. NOW, MR PUNCH (WHO IS AN I by GEORGE DU MAURIER

PAIRING AND REPAIRING THE REASONS INDUCING TWO YOUNG PEOPLE TO ENTER THE HOLY BONDS OF MATRIMONY HAVE HITHERTO, AS A RULE, BEEN LOVE, INTEREST, INTELLECTUAL SYMPATHY, COMPATIBILITY OF TEMPER, PARITY OF SOCIAL RANK, AND SO FORTH. NOW, MR PUNCH (WHO IS AN I

HOW THE DISTINGUISHED AMATEUR'S REPUTATIONS ARE MADE, SOMETIMES.
HERR SILBERMUND (THE GREAT PIANIST) TO MRS BONAMY TATLER:   'ACH! LADY CRICHTON HAS, FOR BAINTING, ZE MOST REMARRGAPLE CHENIUS!  LOOK AT ZIS!  IT IS EQUAL TO FELASQUEZ!'
M LANGUEDOR (THE FAM by GEORGE DU MAURIER

HOW THE DISTINGUISHED AMATEUR'S REPUTATIONS ARE MADE, SOMETIMES. HERR SILBERMUND (THE GREAT PIANIST) TO MRS BONAMY TATLER: 'ACH! LADY CRICHTON HAS, FOR BAINTING, ZE MOST REMARRGAPLE CHENIUS! LOOK AT ZIS! IT IS EQUAL TO FELASQUEZ!' M LANGUEDOR (THE FAM

WHAT WE MAY COME TO IN TIME
MRS BRABASOUR VAVAZON (READING EXTRACT FROM JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, MAY, 1878, PP 480-1). 'THE BODIES OF THE MOTU GIRLS IN NEW GUINEA ARE COVERED WITH TATTOO MARKS RESEMBLING FINE LACE GARMENTS ... IT HAS THE APPE by GEORGE DU MAURIER

WHAT WE MAY COME TO IN TIME MRS BRABASOUR VAVAZON (READING EXTRACT FROM JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, MAY, 1878, PP 480-1). 'THE BODIES OF THE MOTU GIRLS IN NEW GUINEA ARE COVERED WITH TATTOO MARKS RESEMBLING FINE LACE GARMENTS ... IT HAS THE APPE

A STRAIGHT TIP
  CAN'T SAY I QUITE LIKE THE CUT OF THAT SUIT OF YOURS, GOVERNOR!
  WHAT! WHY, CONFOUND IT, SIR! MY TAILORS THE BEST IN LONDON!
  AH   DESSAY   BUT YOU SHOULD TRY OUR CHAP DOWN AT ETON   HE'S THE MAN. AND YOU MIGHT JUST MENTION MY NAME, YOU by GEORGE DU MAURIER

A STRAIGHT TIP CAN'T SAY I QUITE LIKE THE CUT OF THAT SUIT OF YOURS, GOVERNOR! WHAT! WHY, CONFOUND IT, SIR! MY TAILORS THE BEST IN LONDON! AH DESSAY BUT YOU SHOULD TRY OUR CHAP DOWN AT ETON HE'S THE MAN. AND YOU MIGHT JUST MENTION MY NAME, YOU

-"AND SO YOU LEARN DANCING BOB!  AND HOW DO YOU LIKE VALSING?" 
- "OH, IT'S NOT BAD! I CAN MANAGE VERY WELL BY MYSELF- BUT I THINK A GIRL'S RATHER IN THE WAY!" by GEORGE DU MAURIER

-"AND SO YOU LEARN DANCING BOB! AND HOW DO YOU LIKE VALSING?" - "OH, IT'S NOT BAD! I CAN MANAGE VERY WELL BY MYSELF- BUT I THINK A GIRL'S RATHER IN THE WAY!"

THINGS ONE WOULD RATHER HAVE LEFT UNSAID
'WILL YOU DANCE WITH ME, MISS LEDBITTER?'   'THANK YOU. BUT I AM NOT DANCING TO-NIGHT!'   'WELL I AM UNLUCKY!   I'VE POSITIVELY ASKED EVERY LADY IN THE ROOM, AND CAN'T GET A PARTNER OF ANY SORT OR DESCRIPTION!' by GEORGE DU MAURIER

THINGS ONE WOULD RATHER HAVE LEFT UNSAID 'WILL YOU DANCE WITH ME, MISS LEDBITTER?' 'THANK YOU. BUT I AM NOT DANCING TO-NIGHT!' 'WELL I AM UNLUCKY! I'VE POSITIVELY ASKED EVERY LADY IN THE ROOM, AND CAN'T GET A PARTNER OF ANY SORT OR DESCRIPTION!'

INSTEAD OF SMILING BACK THE CHILD UTTERED A SCREAM OF TERROR by GEORGE DU MAURIER

INSTEAD OF SMILING BACK THE CHILD UTTERED A SCREAM OF TERROR

MRS PONSONBY DE TOMKYNS IS MOVED TO SPEAK HER MIND
LADY CLARA ROBINSON (NEE VERE DE VERE). 'GOOD NIGHT, MRS TOMKYNS, AND THANK YOU FOR ASKING SIR PETER AND ME TO MEET SUCH DELIGHTFUL PEOPLE!   ALL SO CLEVER, AND ORIGINAL, AND CELEBRATED! I GET SO TIRED OF by GEORGE DU MAURIER

MRS PONSONBY DE TOMKYNS IS MOVED TO SPEAK HER MIND LADY CLARA ROBINSON (NEE VERE DE VERE). 'GOOD NIGHT, MRS TOMKYNS, AND THANK YOU FOR ASKING SIR PETER AND ME TO MEET SUCH DELIGHTFUL PEOPLE! ALL SO CLEVER, AND ORIGINAL, AND CELEBRATED! I GET SO TIRED OF

SOCIAL AGONIES
YOUNG HUSBAND. 'YES, AUNTY, I FLATTER MYSELF THE ROOM LOOKS PRETTY WELL   BUT, MY DEAR ELLEN, WHERE, IN THE NAME OF FORTUNE, DID YOU GET THOSE ATROCIOUS. VASES?   THEY'RE A PERFECT EYESORE!'
YOUNG WIFE. 'MY DEAR FRED! WHAT ARE YOU SAYING! W by GEORGE DU MAURIER

SOCIAL AGONIES YOUNG HUSBAND. 'YES, AUNTY, I FLATTER MYSELF THE ROOM LOOKS PRETTY WELL BUT, MY DEAR ELLEN, WHERE, IN THE NAME OF FORTUNE, DID YOU GET THOSE ATROCIOUS. VASES? THEY'RE A PERFECT EYESORE!' YOUNG WIFE. 'MY DEAR FRED! WHAT ARE YOU SAYING! W

'NONE BUT THE BRAVE DESERVE THE FAIR'
BILL NUPKINS (AFTER DESCRIBING THE 'MARCH PAST' OF HIS REGIMENT AT THE PORTSMOUTH REVIEW): 'AH, WE WAS A PRETTY SIGHT, MARY, I CAN TELL YER!' by GEORGE DU MAURIER

'NONE BUT THE BRAVE DESERVE THE FAIR' BILL NUPKINS (AFTER DESCRIBING THE 'MARCH PAST' OF HIS REGIMENT AT THE PORTSMOUTH REVIEW): 'AH, WE WAS A PRETTY SIGHT, MARY, I CAN TELL YER!'

PROMISING!
TOURIST. 'HAVE YOU ANY DECENT CIGARS?'
HIGHLAND GROCER. 'DECENT CIGARS? AY, HERE ARE DECENT CIGARS ENOUGH.'
TOURIST. 'ARE THEY HAVANAHS, OR MANILLAS?'
HIGHLAND GROCER. 'THEY'RE JUST FROM KIRCALDY!' by GEORGE DU MAURIER

PROMISING! TOURIST. 'HAVE YOU ANY DECENT CIGARS?' HIGHLAND GROCER. 'DECENT CIGARS? AY, HERE ARE DECENT CIGARS ENOUGH.' TOURIST. 'ARE THEY HAVANAHS, OR MANILLAS?' HIGHLAND GROCER. 'THEY'RE JUST FROM KIRCALDY!'

SOUVENIR DE FOLKESTONE (ARRIVAL OF THE BOULOGNE BOAT)
'TIS SWEET TO KNOW THERE'S "MANY AN EYE" WILL MARK
OUR COMING, AND GROW BRIGHTER WHEN WE COME!' by GEORGE DU MAURIER

SOUVENIR DE FOLKESTONE (ARRIVAL OF THE BOULOGNE BOAT) 'TIS SWEET TO KNOW THERE'S "MANY AN EYE" WILL MARK OUR COMING, AND GROW BRIGHTER WHEN WE COME!'