Please love me.’ Read Rebecca's full piece: What do your flirty text messages say about you? The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend. What he really means: ‘I’ve just split up with my long-term girlfriend and haven’t really gotten used to spending time on my own yet."Harmony before Matrimony", an October 25th 1805 caricature by James Gillray depicting a musical courtship.The woman plays a harp, and the man and woman sing together from "Duets de l'Amour". I’ve only just seen it – weird, there must be something wrong with my phone.
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Two cats do not appear to be influenced by the musical harmony, and are quarreling on top of music scores left on the floor.
A companion Gillray caricature "Matrimonial Harmonics" was published the same day, depicting the sorry state of a husband and wife (several years after marriage) who never had much in common except music (which the husband is now much less interested in than is the wife, while the wife is more interested in music than in her duties as a wife and mother). REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID: (color film copy transparency) cph 3g08786 CARD #: 2001695077"Harmony before Matrimony", an October 25th 1805 caricature by James Gillray depicting a musical courtship.
This pair of caricatures satirizes the system by which middle- and upper-class girls were taught music, drawing, and French in order to attract a husband -- an education which didn't necessarily help them to make the best of living in marriage. The woman plays a harp, and the man and woman sing together from "Duets de l' Amour".
Edited from image the Library of Congress website. CALL NUMBER: PC 1 - 10472 (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-8786 (color film copy transparency) No known restrictions on publication. 10472 Forms part of: British Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress).