THE SAUCY BOY.
The good old man lay upon the floor crying; he was really shot in the heart. “Oh!” he cried, “what a naughty boy this Cupid is! I shall tell all the good children about this, so that they take care never to play with him, lest he hurt them.”
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.
Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920.
7 thoughts on “Cupid Will Hurt You!”
Children! Be warned! Never meddle with love!
“Shot through the heart, and you’re to blame. Darling, you give love a bad name.” Maybe Jon Bon Jovi read this book when he was a young boy…
I am not sure about Jon Bon Jovi, but I guess Cupid is a nasty little boy (this is my second post about the bad boy)!
The song just sprang to mind when I looked at the illustration. The lyrics seemed apt, if not the heavy metal attitude.
Well, Cupid does give love a bad name! So I guess you have it exactly right!
Thanks for liking my post. Nice collection of illustrations and text.
Thank you too!