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- Object: The discovery, or little faux pas.
A pretty young woman (right) weeps, while her family discusses her 'Faux Pas'. He father seated next her, hands on knees, turns to look at her through spectacles, saying, "Come - come dont. mince the matter - since the thing is done it can't be undone - have not you had a Child." She answers: "Well Papa - suppose I have - It was but a Little One." Her mother, in plain, old-fashioned dress, clasps her hands weeping, and exclaims: "O! that I should live to see my Daughter found out." The brother, an ugly young man wearing top-boots, stands (left), saying angrily: "Dont tell me Sister - she was always a forward Hussey when she was down with me in the Country, she was always cutting out little Men, instead of minding her needle work - but however she is found out." ? 1803
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Height: 261 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 347 millimetres (cropped)
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
An anticipation of Marryat's joke in 'Midshipman Easy', ch. 3 (1836).
'Caricatures', x. 35.
George (BMSat) suggests that this is a reissue by Tegg of 1803.
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