Caption continues: Fond Papa. "Do look, Emily! How thoroughly dear Tom is enjoying himself with those kids!" Doting Mamma. "Yes, isn't he! Dear little things! You see he has all the pleasure of them, and none of the trouble and bother!"
Title from published caption.
Proof of a wood engraving after an illustration by Du Maurier for Punch, June 8, 1867, p. 234.
Cartoon shows a couple seated on a lawn watching a man playing on all fours with a group of six children who variously ride on his back, pull his hair, and urge him on with a riding crop.