Caption continues: Lord Malmesbury considers that it is useless to teach modern languages at the public schools, "As parents can early procure such instruction for their children by hiring foreign nurses." Observe the delight of four young gentlemen who have returned from Harrow for the holidays, and discover that their parents have procured French and German instruction for them. Also observe the envy of the young and untutored clown.
Title from published caption.
Proof of a wood engraving after an illustration by Du Maurier for Punch, Aug. 1, 1868, p. 48.
Cartoon shows a group of unhappy boys and young men being escorted down a country road by a French and a German nursemaid, while a boy in a rustic smock looks on with a smile