'Groundless Alarm', 1865. Artist: George du Maurier
'Groundless Alarm', 1865. The adventurous husband announces I'm off to the Crystal Palace; and, bye the bye, I shall very likely go up in Mr. Glaishwell's Balloon. But pray don't be in the least Alarmed! There is No Danger! The affectionate wife, lazing on the chaise longue, looks up from her book and remarks How Nice! Shall you be home to dinner, Love? The disinterested mother-in-law, by the fireside, adds Charming! But tell me, Richard, Will it not Invalidate your Life Assurance? A little dig at the excitement and joys of married life, especially with mother-in-law being part of the family. From Punch, or the London Charivari, November 11, 1865.
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