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A drunken wet-nurse about to give the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) a drop of alcohol as a horrified Queen Victoria and Prince Albert burst in on the scene. Lithograph.

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[London] (41 Piccadilly) : Messrs Fores ([London], 22 Denmark St. Soho : W. Kohler)

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Royal dry nursing extraordinary.

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Dialogue includes: "What do you want a drop? Hic. - why you little toper! Hic - I wonder who you take after? Hic - not your hic - daddy, I'm sure! Hic - I'll make you a spirited heir apparent. Hic - ha! ha! ha" says the drunken wet-nurse. Queen Victoria exclaims: "Teaching His Royal Highness to drink, as I'm alive !!!!", Prince Albert adds: "Ah my loaf I was mean him to be one temperance Prince of de Wales!"


Wellcome Library no. 17727i


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