Illustrations : GEORGE DU MAURIER (1834-1896)

PAST AND PRESENT: IN THE SIXTIES by GEORGE DU MAURIER

PAST AND PRESENT: IN THE SIXTIES

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

WHY SHOULDN'T GIRTON RINK, WHEN CAMBRIDGE ROWS?

THE MAKER'S PAL
'HE WAS MAGNIFICENTLY ATTIRED IN, I THINK, THE CHECK SUIT OF THE LARGEST PATTERN AND VIVIDEST COLOURS I HAD EVER BEHELD' by GEORGE DU MAURIER

THE MAKER'S PAL 'HE WAS MAGNIFICENTLY ATTIRED IN, I THINK, THE CHECK SUIT OF THE LARGEST PATTERN AND VIVIDEST COLOURS I HAD EVER BEHELD'

SEBASTIAN, I LEAVE YOU AND MR DENHAM TO EACH OTHER by GEORGE DU MAURIER

SEBASTIAN, I LEAVE YOU AND MR DENHAM TO EACH OTHER

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

AFFILIATING AN AESTHETE
PILCOX, A PROMISING YOUNG PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST, HAS MODELLED FROM MEMORY AN HEROIC GROUP, IN WHICH MRS CIMABUE BROWN IS REPRESENTED AS THE MUSE OF THIS CENTURY, CROWNING POSTLETHWAITE AND MAUDLE AS THE TWIN GODS OF ITS POETRY AND by GEORGE DU MAURIER

AFFILIATING AN AESTHETE PILCOX, A PROMISING YOUNG PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST, HAS MODELLED FROM MEMORY AN HEROIC GROUP, IN WHICH MRS CIMABUE BROWN IS REPRESENTED AS THE MUSE OF THIS CENTURY, CROWNING POSTLETHWAITE AND MAUDLE AS THE TWIN GODS OF ITS POETRY AND

BESIDES, WE'RE MAKING A SENSATION, AND EVERYBODY STARES, WHICH I HATE; AND VERA GILPIN HAS GOT TEARS IN HER LOVELY EYES! SO I MANAGE TO GIVE HRH THE SLIP AND CRAWL UNDER THE PIANO   by GEORGE DU MAURIER

BESIDES, WE'RE MAKING A SENSATION, AND EVERYBODY STARES, WHICH I HATE; AND VERA GILPIN HAS GOT TEARS IN HER LOVELY EYES! SO I MANAGE TO GIVE HRH THE SLIP AND CRAWL UNDER THE PIANO

THERE'S NO STIFFNESS ABOUT ROYALTY, ANYHOW. SHE GETS BIGGER AND BIGGER, AND TELLS ME THAT I AM 'ZE ITEAL OF HER KIRLISH TREAMS.' THIS IS ALL VERY WELL; BUT I'M ENGAGED TO MARRY VERA GILPIN, AND VERA GILPIN HAS JUST ARRIVED! by GEORGE DU MAURIER

THERE'S NO STIFFNESS ABOUT ROYALTY, ANYHOW. SHE GETS BIGGER AND BIGGER, AND TELLS ME THAT I AM 'ZE ITEAL OF HER KIRLISH TREAMS.' THIS IS ALL VERY WELL; BUT I'M ENGAGED TO MARRY VERA GILPIN, AND VERA GILPIN HAS JUST ARRIVED!

ASK HIM TO TELL ME, AS A GENTLEMAN, IF I LOOK LIKE A GENTLEMAN. SAYS HE'S NOT QUITE SURE. SO THERE'S A ROW. HE BLEEDS GULES ON A FIELD ARGENT, AS I THOUGHT HE WOULD. I DON'T BLEED ANYTHING WORTH SWAGGERING ABOUT by GEORGE DU MAURIER

ASK HIM TO TELL ME, AS A GENTLEMAN, IF I LOOK LIKE A GENTLEMAN. SAYS HE'S NOT QUITE SURE. SO THERE'S A ROW. HE BLEEDS GULES ON A FIELD ARGENT, AS I THOUGHT HE WOULD. I DON'T BLEED ANYTHING WORTH SWAGGERING ABOUT

COMES ON TO RAIN. STUPID NOT TO HAVE PUT ON MY GOLOSHES; SO MUDDY, TOO! by GEORGE DU MAURIER

COMES ON TO RAIN. STUPID NOT TO HAVE PUT ON MY GOLOSHES; SO MUDDY, TOO!

I SUDDENLY WAKE UP AND REMEMBER TO-NIGHT'S MRS BONAMY'S SMALL & EARLY, AND THAT VERA GILPIN WILL BE THERE. THINK I'LL GO by GEORGE DU MAURIER

I SUDDENLY WAKE UP AND REMEMBER TO-NIGHT'S MRS BONAMY'S SMALL & EARLY, AND THAT VERA GILPIN WILL BE THERE. THINK I'LL GO

THE RED ORDER CHANGETH
LADY BETTY (PROUD OF THE OLD ANCESTRAL MANSION WHERE THE FAMILY HAVE LIVED EVER SINCE THE REIGN OF HENRY THE EIGHTH): 'JUST FANCY WHAT PAPA'S HAVING DONE! HE'S HAVING THE ELECTRIC LIGHT PUT IN!'
PROSAIC SISTER IN LAW FROM CHICAGO: ' by GEORGE DU MAURIER

THE RED ORDER CHANGETH LADY BETTY (PROUD OF THE OLD ANCESTRAL MANSION WHERE THE FAMILY HAVE LIVED EVER SINCE THE REIGN OF HENRY THE EIGHTH): 'JUST FANCY WHAT PAPA'S HAVING DONE! HE'S HAVING THE ELECTRIC LIGHT PUT IN!' PROSAIC SISTER IN LAW FROM CHICAGO: '

WHEN THE ROW'S OVER, I'M PRESENTED TO HRH PRINCESS FREDEGUNDA ZU DONNERHAUSEN VON BLITZENSTEIN. THE BAND STRIKES UP 'DREAM FACES', AND HRH INVITES ME TO WALTZ. WISH I'D GOT ON MY NEW MAUVE PYJAMAS WITH THE SILVER FRINGE, INSTEAD OF THOSE BEASTLY JAEGERS by GEORGE DU MAURIER

WHEN THE ROW'S OVER, I'M PRESENTED TO HRH PRINCESS FREDEGUNDA ZU DONNERHAUSEN VON BLITZENSTEIN. THE BAND STRIKES UP 'DREAM FACES', AND HRH INVITES ME TO WALTZ. WISH I'D GOT ON MY NEW MAUVE PYJAMAS WITH THE SILVER FRINGE, INSTEAD OF THOSE BEASTLY JAEGERS

ASK A YOUNG MASHER IF HE THINKS IT MATTERS MUCH ABOUT DRESS. HE SAYS NOT, SO LONG AS ONE LOOKS LIKE A GENTLEMAN. SAYS HE'S A GENTLEMAN OF BLUE BLOOD HIMSELF, AZURE ON A FIELD OR by GEORGE DU MAURIER

ASK A YOUNG MASHER IF HE THINKS IT MATTERS MUCH ABOUT DRESS. HE SAYS NOT, SO LONG AS ONE LOOKS LIKE A GENTLEMAN. SAYS HE'S A GENTLEMAN OF BLUE BLOOD HIMSELF, AZURE ON A FIELD OR

NO IDEA THE BONAMY'S LIVED IN SUCH STYLE. WISH TO GOODNESS I'D ONLY DRESSED. MUST EXPLAIN TO MRS B ... SHE'S A WOMAN OF THE WORLD. SHE'LL UNDERSTAND by GEORGE DU MAURIER

NO IDEA THE BONAMY'S LIVED IN SUCH STYLE. WISH TO GOODNESS I'D ONLY DRESSED. MUST EXPLAIN TO MRS B ... SHE'S A WOMAN OF THE WORLD. SHE'LL UNDERSTAND

LARGE PARTY! RED BAIZE! ROYALTY! WISH I'D DRESSED! 'ERE'S A SWELL AS CAN'T PAY HIS CAB, AND AIN'T GOT NO DRESS CLOTHES SHIME!' by GEORGE DU MAURIER

LARGE PARTY! RED BAIZE! ROYALTY! WISH I'D DRESSED! 'ERE'S A SWELL AS CAN'T PAY HIS CAB, AND AIN'T GOT NO DRESS CLOTHES SHIME!'

CONFOUND IT! LEFT ALL MY MONEY AT HOME IN MY WAISTCOAT POCKET! THAT'S THE WORST OF NOT DRESSING! CABMAN INSOLENT. ROW by GEORGE DU MAURIER

CONFOUND IT! LEFT ALL MY MONEY AT HOME IN MY WAISTCOAT POCKET! THAT'S THE WORST OF NOT DRESSING! CABMAN INSOLENT. ROW

GETS LIGHTER AGAIN. BEASTLY NIGHT, THOUGH. CAPITAL HORSE. WONDER WHETHER I OUGHT TO HAVE PUT ON DRESS-CLOTHES AFTER ALL. TOO LATE NOW; BUT ONE IS ALWAYS SAFE IN EVENING DRESS, WHATEVER HAPPENS! by GEORGE DU MAURIER

GETS LIGHTER AGAIN. BEASTLY NIGHT, THOUGH. CAPITAL HORSE. WONDER WHETHER I OUGHT TO HAVE PUT ON DRESS-CLOTHES AFTER ALL. TOO LATE NOW; BUT ONE IS ALWAYS SAFE IN EVENING DRESS, WHATEVER HAPPENS!

TRUE TACT
Mrs Silvertongue (who has been chatting most agreeably to Mr Wilkes for the last two hours). 'O, don't talk to me of ugly men, Mr Wilkes! I make a point of never even speaking to one!'
(Mr Wilkes, who is rather sick of being told by women that t by GEORGE DU MAURIER

TRUE TACT Mrs Silvertongue (who has been chatting most agreeably to Mr Wilkes for the last two hours). 'O, don't talk to me of ugly men, Mr Wilkes! I make a point of never even speaking to one!' (Mr Wilkes, who is rather sick of being told by women that t