Refinements of Modern Speech

Refinements of Modern Speech

c. 1857

Wood engraving

From Graves, Mr. Punch's History of Modern England I,

Scene — A drawing-room in “Passionate Brompton.”

Fair Aesthetic (suddenly and in deepest tones, to Smith, who just has been introduced to take her in to dinner): “Are you intense?”

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