Punch LV (October 10, 1868): 148

his later cartoon caricatures the lady of the house in a similar manner; in a conversation with the intellectual Sir Richard, her brief attention span has allowed her mind to wander, and her sweetly guileless response to him betrays her inattention with the transparency of a child. She is bored, and perhaps rightly so, with the pomp of Richard's conversation, and seems to find it all too much -- she much prefers to concentrate on her needlework.

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[Victorian initial "T" by Harlan Wallach ©copyright 1994.]