A Smart Youth
Cousin Millicent (with Smothered Indignation): Good-Bye, Robert! and Since It Seems You Found Nothing Fitter than My Favourite Bit of Japanese Enamel to Drop Your Cigar Ashes In, Last Night, Perhaps You'll Accept It as a Gift! It Has No Further Value For Me, After Such Desecration!
Cousin Robert: Tha-Anks, Millicent! and if That's the Way Articles of Priceless Value Are Disposed of In Your Branch of the Family, I Can only Regret I Didn't Make an Ash-Pan of Your Hand!
George Du Maurier (1834-1896)
SIGNED WITH INITIALS PEN AND INK 7 1/2 X 10 3/4 INCHES ILLUSTRATED: PUNCH, 5 APRIL 1873, PAGE 140