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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 Inveterate Match-Maker) Thinks It High Time These Selfish and Old-Fashioned Notions as to What Constitute Mutual Fitness For the Married State Should Be Improved Away In the Interests of the Anglo-Saxon Race. He Begs to Present His Readers with a Sketch of Two Prize Couples, Exhibited by Him (In Imagination) At a 'Married Couple Show' (Evolved from His Own Inner Consciousness), and Earnestly Commends the Same to the Thoughtful Study of the Youth of England. and Oh! Should One Single Misguided Pair of Gifted but Dyspeptic Enthusiasts Be Induced Hereby to Forego Their Intention of Taking Each Other For Better For Worse – Should One Single Champion of the River and the Cricket-Field, On Contemplating the Above, Transfer His Affections from Some Simple-Minded and Congenial Rinker to Some Such Inspired Little Being as That Who Divides the First Prize In the Picture – mr Punch Will Not Have Thought and Wrought In Vain. Verbum Sap

George Du Maurier (1834-1896)

SIGNED
PEN AND INK
7 X 9 3/4 INCHES
ILLUSTRATED: PUNCH, 25 MARCH 1876, PAGE 112
EXHIBITED: 'THE ILLUSTRATORS. THE BRITISH ART OF ILLUSTRATION 1837-2015',
NOVEMBER 2015 - JANUARY 2016, NO 19


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£1,750

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