Fun 3 (18 December 1878): 244
Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust web version of a copy in the Princeton University library.
Ardent musical enthusiast: — “Yes, I saw an article the other day running down ‘Carmen.’ I think it’s too bad, don’t you?
Young lady (daughter of an eminent cheesemonger: — “Oh, I don’t know; if they’re anything like cabmen very quite deserve it.”
Making clear that the ignorant young woman’s father is a cheesemonger is a nasty bit of snobbery. Most of similar misunderstandings in Punch cartoons make the speakers of the same social class.
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