A Claim to Social Precedence

A Claim to Social Precedence. From English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. Click on image to enlarge it.

Hostess.— “you must give your arm to Miss Malecho, William, and put her on your right, and make yourself as agreeable as you possibly can!”

Host.— “Why, she's a person of no consequence whatsoever!”

Hostess.— “Oh, yes, she is! She's very ill-natured, and tells the most horrid lies about people if they don't pay her the very greatest attention!”

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English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1897.

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Last modified 24 April 2020