Punch,  26 (1854), 91.

The Domestic Reformer; or, How Mr Paterfamilias Made Home Happy  [9/9]



Serial, Drama, Drollery


Health, Gender, Domestic Economy

    Continues the story of Mr Paterfamilias and his attempt to carry out his 'Domestic Reform Bill in his own person and that of his daughters'. Describes a scene in which Mr Paterfamilias's daughters are seen wearing proper clothes (including 'high frocks' and 'lambswool stockings') and exercising with a Coldstream guard. Continuing his domestic reform, Mr Paterfamilias insists, despite his wife's protests, that it is healthy to wear a moustache and a broad-leafed felt hat. His wife is appalled at his changes to their family's clothes and routine.

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