The Joys of Hospitality

The Joys of Hospitality. From English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. Click on image to enlarge it.

Jenkins.— “Good heavens! Why, there’s that brute Tomkins! The skunk! I wonder you can ask such a man to your house! I hope you haven't put him near me at dinner, because I shall cut him dead.”

Hostess.— “Oh, it’s all right. He told me all about you before you came in.”

Jenkins.— “Did he? What did he say about me, the ruffian?”

Hostess.—“Oh, nothing much—merely what you’ve just been saying about him.”

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

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