Aesthetic Pride

Aesthetic Pride

George du Maurier

Punch (17 September 1879): 142

Fond Mother. "You live too much alone, Algernon!”

Young Genius (Poet, Painter, Sculptor, &c.). “‘Tis better so, Mother! Besides I only care for the society of my equals, and — a — such being the case — a — my circle is neccesrily rather limited”

Fond Mother. "But surely the Society of your Superiors–—”

Young Genius. My what! Mother? My Superiors! WHERE ARE THEY!!!”