George Du Maurier
Papa. "Alas! I cannot tell how deeply it pains me to find this blasé air of indifference - this icy, heartless disdain, in one so young - so fair! ... / DM.
[London : sn, 1870?]
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
[London : s.n., 1870?]
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Caption continues: Nor are you the only person in whom I have perceived these symptoms! they are rapidly becoming the fashion of the day!" Papa is not mad, but has been left a few moments in charge of his baby, and is learning his part in a piece for private performance.
Title from published caption.
Proof of a wood engraving after an illustration by Du Maurier for Punch, Jan. 15, 1870, p. 14.
Cartoon shows a parlor where a man with a script in his hand addresses his lines to an infant in a highchair while a maid servant looks on in bewilderment from a doorway at right.