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HUMOROUS ILLUSTRATIONS 



BY 



JOHN LEECH 



FOUR HUNDRED 
HUMOROUS ILLUSTRATIONS 



BY 

JOHN LEECH 



With Portrait and Biographical Sketch 



SECOND EDITION 



LONDON 

SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, HAMILTON, KENT & CO 
GLASGOW: THOMAS D. MORISON 



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH. 



JOHN LEECH was born in London, on the 2Qth August, 1817, 
His father, John Leech, was an Irishman, a man of fine culture, 
and a good Shakespearean. scholar. He was the landlord of 
the London Coffee House on Ludgate Hill, one of the most 
important of the city hotels at that time. For a while the 
father was successful in his vocation, but ultimately, through 
financial embarrassment, was obliged to give up the hotel. 

The father was a man of real ability, possessing considerable 
skill with the pencil, and from him, no doubt, the son inherited 
his special talent. And, again, on the mother's side there 
was relationship with the great scholar Richard Bentley, so 
that on both sides of the house young Leech had considerable 
advantages so far as mental heredity was concerned. 

At a very early age the mother observed the extraordinary 
aptitude for drawing that her boy possessed, and did all in 
her power to encourage it. When young Leech was only 
three years old, he was found by the family friend, the great 
artist, Flax man, seated on his mother's knee, drawing with 
much gravity. The sculptor pronounced his sketch to be 
remarkable, and gave the following advice : " Do not let him 
be cramped with lessons in drawing, but let his genius follow 
its own bent. He will astonish the world." A few years 
after this, some more of the youthful artist's drawings were 
shown to the celebrated sculptor, and, after examination, he 
said " The boy must be an artist ; he will be nothing else or 
less." 

At seven, the boy was sent to Charterhouse. This early 
departure from home was, of course, a sore trial to the fond 
mother, who was bound up in her child, but, knowing that it 
was for her son's future welfare, she threw no obstacles in the 
way of his departure from home. She was, however, resolved 
that somehow she would see her child frequently. With this 
object she hired a room in one of the houses commanding a 
view of the playground, and there frequently she sat behind a 
blind, happy in getting an occasional glimpse of her boy 
sometimes at play, and sometimes strolling about in the 
grounds with his school mates. During his stay of nine 
years at Charterhouse, the boy did not distinguish himself in 
classical studies. Indeed, all that can be said, is that he 
acquired a thoroughly sound English education. He was, 
however, liked by everyone at school for his good temper and 
winning ways. Among his fellow pupils was the famous 
William Makepeace Thackeray, with whom he formed a 
warm friendship that lasted throughout life. 

At sixteen years of age, young Leech left Charterhouse, 

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and, notwithstanding Flaxman's advice that the boy should 
follow the profession of an artist, his father put him to the 
medical profession at St. Bartholomew's, under Mr Stanley, 
the surgeon of the Hospital. After a time he was placed 
under Mr Whittle, an eccentric practitioner at Hoxton, and 
subsequently under Dr John Cockle, afterwards physician to 
the Royal Free Hospital. Throughout his various situations, 
young Leech become famous among his fellow students and 
friends for his extremely clever and, at the same time, always 
good-natured caricatures. He was for ever drawing scenes, 
characters, and incidents in daily life. About this time, young 
Leech's liking for horses probably received its first develop- 
ment, through his friendship with Mr Charles Adams. Mr 
Adams was the owner of two horses which it was his delight 
to drive tandem fashion, and in his excursions Leech was his 
constant companion. To this circumstance we are, no doubt, 
partially indebted for many of the clever bits of driving and 
country-road life depicted by the pencil of the artist. At 
this early period of his career, Leech made numerous life 
friendships with men who afterwards became distinguished. 
Notable among these men were Albert Smith and Percival 
Leigh, 

At eighteen years of age, Leech published his first work, 
entitled " Etchings and Sketchings by A. Fen, Esq." It was 
a small work of four quarto sheets. As he got more and 
more engrossed in artistic work, the young student seems to 
have gradually given up his medical studies, and to have 
resolved to live by his pencil. In course of time he turned 
his attention to lithography, and, having drawn pictures upon 
lithographic stones, he has been known to spend many a 
weary day in carrying such heavy stones from publisher to 
publisher in search of a buyer. But as his fame increased, 
the difficulty of getting remunerative employment rapidly 
diminished. A good deal of Leech's early work, among other 
things, was in connection with Bell's Life in London, the best- 
known sporting paper of the time. Here he was associated 
with Cruikshank, Madons, " Phiz," and Seymour. It was 
when at work for Bell's Life that he first imbibed a taste for 
held sports, which developed into a strong feature in his 
pictorial career. He joined the hounds in Herefordshire, 
where Millais became his fellow pupil in acquiring the arts of 
the chase. Among the schemes of drollery that our artist 
participated in about this time was the Comic Latin Grammar, 
Leigh contributing the text, and Leech the illustrations. This 
was followed by the Comic English Grammar, and likewise by 
the Children of the Mobility, a parody on a well-known work 



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devoted to the serious glorification of our juvenile aristocracy. 
But in August of 1841 Leech began the great work of his 
life a work, indeed, which he never quitted but with life 
namely, his connection with Punch, The first number of 
Punch was issued on the i/th July, 1841, and Leech's first 
contribution to it appeared on the 7th August, in the fourth 
number. For about twenty years, it may be said, he was its 
leading spirit, and, by his contributions to its pages, got in all 
about ^40,000. Political caricatures he produced by the 
score, and held up to ridicule many of the absurd customs of 
the pretensious and exclusive sections of Society. Like 
Thackeray and Dickens, Leech detested snobbery in all walks 
of life, and depicted it unsparingly in a way that it never had 
been dealt with before. Week after week there flowed from 
his pencil an endless stream of scenes of high life and low 
life, of indoor life and street life, now of England, and then of 
foreign lands, and of all times, seasons, and occasions, as also 
numerous scenes of deer-stalking and fishing, and of horses 
and hounds, in all cases depicting whatever he undertook with 
extraordinary accuracy combined with infinite humour. Also, 
when social or national wrong called for grave censure, Leech 
knew how to administer it, not only without giving unneces- 
sary offence, but in the way best calculated to bring about 
reform and redress. In all circumstances he was essentially a 
humorist, and he found his most genial vocation in depicting 
life and character in the social circles he frequented. As a 
keen observer of the everyday life around him, he delighted to 
depict the corporation magnate, the artist, the medical student, 
the spendthrift, the policeman, the cab driver, the coster, the 
carman, and hundreds of other such phases of everyday life 
and character, seeing humour and drollery where others failed 
to observe anything but the commonest aspects of everyday 
monotony. Of course it should not be forgotten that, if Leech 
did great things for Punch, his connection with that journal 
gave him great opportunities, and brought him into the very 
forefront of British artists. He was considered the most 
successful humorist of the day, and his pencil was in constant 
request. In the course of years he became the illustrator of 
about eighty volumes. When it is realised that the sketches 
in Punch and the illustrations in these eighty volumes com- 
bined amount to some thousands in number, the mind is much 
impressed with the great amount of industry and application 
that Leech displayed throughout life. Even a tour to the 
Highlands, or to Ireland, or an outing to any portion of the 
country, was at all times turned to practical account for work 
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This incessant brain-work produced an extreme nervous 
sensitiveness In this state he was much affected by noise 
and \vas literally driven from his house in Brunswick Square 
by street music. He removed to Kensington, where he hoped 
to obtain a release from this annoyance by adopting a device 
of double windows. But he had no peace. He often intro- 
duced in the pages of Punch the barrel-organ nuisance. The 
public, however, at that time had no idea what these sketches 
from real life cost the artist. In 1864, Leech was ordered to 
take a holiday on the Continent. Upon his return to his 
London home in the autumn of the same year, although better 
in health, he was still strangely susceptible to noise. He 
spoke with more than his usual earnestness about the suffer- 
ings which the street organs gave him, and about the smallness 
of the sympathy which he received from people who had no 
weakness in the same direction. This extraordinary sensitive- 
ness to noise was only a secondary phase or symptom of the 
real ailment. The real malady from which he suffered was 
breast-pang, or spasms of the heart, a form of angina pectoris. 
Although it was necessary to warn Leech against all excite- 
ment, riding, quick walking, or overwork, it was not supposed 
that he was in immediate danger, and, if he could only find 
rest and quiet, great hopes were entertained of his recovery. 
However, the sad end came when quite unexpected. In the 
morning of the 2Qth of October, 1864, he spoke hopefully of 
the future to his wife. In a few hours afterwards he whispered 
into the same living ear " I am going," and fell into his 
father's arms in a faint. Three hours afterwards he expired. 
The news of his death went over the country with a dismal 
shock ; for in what house was John Leech not an inmate in 
one form or another ? 

Leech was tall, with an elegant figure, over six feet in 
height, graceful and gentlemanly in manner, with a fine head 
and a handsome face. In action he was nimble, vigorous, 
and yet gentle, capable of the heartiest mirth, and yet 
generally quiet. He was singularly modest, both as a man 
and an artist. The perpetual going to nature kept him 
humble as well as made him rich. His consideration, too, for 
others was apparent at all times, and the gentleness of his 
nature was remarkable. When it is considered that all these 
beautiful traits of character were accompanied by such extra- 
ordinary talent and wisdom, one is profoundly impressed with 
the greatness of the man. No wonder so many mourned 
when such a great, gentle, and graceful spirit passed away. 
It was a national loss, and as such was realised throughout 
the homes of the United Kingdom. 



CONTENTS 



Portrait of John Leech - 

Biographical Sketch ... 

Alarming Symptoms after Eat- 
ing Boiled Beef and Goose- 
berry Pie .... 

Great Want of Veneration - 

Something like a Holiday 

Innocent and Amusing Tricks 
for Beys .... 

Another ..... 

A London Gent Abroad - 

Unfeeling Observation 

Sailing versus Railways 

Innocence .... 

Never Satisfied ... 

Living in Hope ... 

Jealousy 

A Puzzling Order ... 

How to get rid of a Gratis 
Patient .... 

Hooking and Eyeing - - 

In for It 

Bless the Boy .... 

Pity the Sorrows of the Poor 
Police 

Speculators .... 

Preparations for War 

Early Beginnings ... 

May difference of opinion never 
alter Friendship ... 

The Test of Gallantry - 

Interesting scene during the 
Canvas for Mr. , not a hun- 
dred miles from - 

Mai-apropos .... 

A little bit of Hunting 

Alarming ..... 

An Impudent Minx ... 

Very Acute - - - - 

Men of Business ... 

Delicacy of the Season 

Unlucky .... 

Nothing like warm Bathing 

The Ruling Passion - 

Different People have Different 
Opinions .... 

The Alderman's Advice to his 
Son 

An Omnibus Incident 

Very Proper Diet for Warm 
Weather .... 

Mr. Verdant's attempt at Book- 
making .... 

Easily Satisfied - - - - 

The Chatalaine a really useful 
Present .... 

Domestic Bliss 

Rather Disappointing 

Domestic Bliss Time 3.30 ; 
Thermometer 30 degrees 



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Murder Will Out - 62 

Different People have Different 

Opinions - - - 63 

Advice Gratis 64 
Grandmamma is supposed to 

have given Tom some plums 65 

The Rising Generation - - 66 

Sour Grapes 67 

Dog Days .... 68 

Hall along of the Betting Offices 6c> 

A Romance of Roast Ducks - .70 

Delicate 71 

A Great Loss - - - - 72 

Rather a Bad Look-out - 73 

Curious Effect of Relaxing Air 74 

Oh ! The Curtains 75 

A Left-handed Compliment 76- 

Taken at his Word - - - 77 

The Opera .... 78 

Fishing off a Watering Place - 79 

The Conservatory - - - 80 

The Garret - - - - 81 

Late Hours 82 
No Place like Home when the 

family are at a Watering Place 83 

A British Ruffian 84 

Very Considerate - - - 85 

Filling up the Census Paper - 86 

Reward of Merit - - - Sv 

Doing a Little Bill ... 88 

Alarming - - - - 89 

Domestic Bliss .... go- 
Returning from the Seaside A 

Little Commission - - 91 

A Jolly Dog -- - 92 
A Bon-bon from a Juvenile 

Party 93 

Throwing stones through ice - 94 

True Respectability - - 95 

A Young Gentleman and 

Scholar - - - - 96 

Perfect Sincerity ; or Thinking 

Aloud 97 

Perfect Sincerity ; or Thinking 

Aloud 98 

Perfect Sincerity ; or Thinking 

Aloud ----- 99 

No Doubt .... ioo 

Very Low People ... 101 

A Weighty Matter ... 102 

A Cheap Day's Hunting, No. i 103 

A Cheap Day's Hunting, No. 2 104 

A Cheap Day's Hunting, No. 3 ioq 

The Gentle Craft - - - 106 

Apropos of Bloomerism - - 107 
One of the Delightful Results 

of Bloomerism ... 108 

Bloomerism in a Ball-room - 109 
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Bon-bon from a Juvenile Party - 
Domestic Bliss - 
Solicitude .... 

Flunkeiana .... 

A Horrible Business 
Putting his foot in it 
Flunkeiana .... 

Flunkeiana .... 

Domestic Bliss ... 

Splendid Day with the Queen's - 
Domestic Bliss .... 
Domestic Bliss - 
Flunkeiana .... 

Flunkeiana .... 

Subject for a Picture 
Fishing off Brighton ... 
Flunkeiana .... 
An Enthusiastic Fisher - 
The Worst of Evening Parties 
Sporting Youth who has lost 

the Hounds .... 
A lapse of twenty minutes 

Sporting Youth returns 
Flunkeiana .... 

Domestic Bliss - 
The Opera .... 

How to Dress a Lobster - 
An Exclusive - 
Flunkeiana .... 
Snow-flakes, No. i - 

Snow-flakes, Xo -2. - - 

Snow-flakes, Xo. 3 - - 

The Hat-moving Experiment - 
A False Position 
Servantgalism ; or, What's to 

become of the Missusses? 
Servantgalism ; or, What's to 

become of the Missusses? 
Servantgalism ; or, What's to 

become of the Missusses? 
The Camp at Chobhan Hos- 
pitality .... 
The New Bonnet ... 
A Great Mental Effort 

Cruel 

A Caution to little boys at a 

Festive Season ... 
A Playful Creature - 
A Very Vulgar Subject 
Study of an Elderly Female 

Hailing the Last Omnibus - 
A Large Bump of Caution 
Latest from Paris ... 
A Serious Threat 
A Trifle the Matter with the 

Kitchen Boiler ... 
Competition .... 
Gammoning a Gent. ... 
Enter Mr. Bottles, the Butler - 
Flunkeiana a fact 



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Railway Smoking . . . 

How to get a Connection - 

Thinking Aloud . . . 

A Brutal Fellow 

A Delicious Sail off Dover 

Division of Labour - 

A Thorough Good Cook - 

Bottom Fishing - 

First Night in the New House 

No Offence - 

Matrimonial Solicitude 

Aquatics - 

Difference of Taste 

Teeth Extracted 

" By the Sad Sea Waves " 

Miss Brown kindly takes her 
cousin out fishrng - 

The Woman at the Wheel 

The Female of the Future 

How cool and nice these French- 
Polished floors are. But, Oh, 
Dear, How very Hard - 

Villikens in the Drawing Room 

Wise Man - 

Quite Safe - 

A Great Prospect - 

A Gorgeous Spectacle 

Something Like Sport 

Trade 

Delightful Out-door Exercise in 
Warm Weather - 

Servantgalism - 

Servantgalism - 

nit from the Mining Districts - 

liit from the Mining Districts - 

Servantgalism - 

Delightiul Privilege during 
Winter Months - 

Speaking from Experience 

Surprise for Tomkins 

All Right 

Sea-side Saturday Evening 

Serious for the Military - 

Fashions for Fast Men 

A Rare Treat .... 

Alas for the old Institutions - 

The Moustache Movement 

Wonderful Effect of Ether in a 
case of scolding wife 

Rather Awkward for Tompkins - 

Servantgalism ; or, W T hat's to 
become of the Missusses? 

Sailing Instructions - 

A Country Ball - 

After Partaking very Heartily - 

The Influenza 

How to Flatter a Gent. - 

Best Foot Foremost ... 

The Rising Generation 

Meeting His Half-way 

Consols at co 



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Consols at 80 - - - - 216 

A Brilliant Idea - - - 217 

The Rising Generation - - 218 

Prevention Better than Cure - 219 

Honeymoon at Sea ... 220 

A Real Difficulty - - - 221 

A Case of Real Distress - - 222 

Literal ..... 223 

Good Security .... 224 

On the Moors ... 425 

Speaks for Himself ... 226 

One of the Fine Arts - - 227 

Table Rapping .... 2^8 

A Good Education ... 229 
The Finishing Touch to a 

Picture 230 

Close of the Season - 231 
Beginning Fires for the Winter 
Something wrong with the 
Chimney .... 232 
An Association for the Advance- 
ment of Science on an Excur- 
sion 233 

Business-Like .... 234 

Jack Ashore - ' - 235 

No News is Good News (?) - 236 
Paterfamilias Superintends in 
Person the removal of the 
snow from the roof of his 

house 237 

Pleasing Effect Below - - 238 
The Battle of the Pianos - - 239 
Delightful for Mother - - 240 
A Caution during the Mistletoe 
Season to young men who 
wear sharp-pointed mous- 
taches .... 241 
Scene Drawing Room - - 242 
Friend, Doctor, and Wife - 243 
A Visit tc the Antediluvian 

Reptiles at Sydenham - - 244 

The Too Faithful Talbotype - 245 

False Pretences ... 246 
Another Bit from the Mining 

Districts .... 247 

The Moustache Movement - - 248 

Long Vacation .... 249 

Agricultural .... 250 
Flunkeiana - - - -251 

The Ticket-Showing Nuisance 252 

Scholastic .... 253 

Pleasures of Housekeeping - 254 

These Hats .... 255 

Rather Alarming ... 356 

Thinking Aloud ... 257 

General Thaw and Bursting of 

the Water Pipes ... 258 

Innocent Mirth .... 259 

Frightful ..... 260 

Bachelor Housekeeping - - 261 



The Sensational ... 

Early in the Morning 

Moral Influence of Executions - 

No Consequence ... 

The First of September 

Two Aspects - 

The Police .... 

Women and Freemasonry - 

Did You Ever .... 

Awful result of giving a Season 
ticket to your wife - - - 

Such a Lark .... 

From the Mining Districts, an 
Attempt at Converting the 
Natives 

Moderate Terms ... 

Fine Business, indeed ! The 



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Wretch ! 
Old Clothes .... 
Servantgalism .... 
How Disgreeable the Boys are - 
The Rising Generation 
Poor Muggins .... 
Our Little Friend Tom Noddy - 
Coarse, but Characteristic - 
Old Lady and Leveller 
A Perfect Wretch 
The Moustache Movement 
Life in London .... 
At the Crimea .... 
Friendly, but very Unpleasant - 
Keeping Step .... 
The Moustache Movement 

Too Bad 

Prudent Resolve ... 
Disgusting for Augustus 
Servantgalism .... 
Flunkeiana Rustica 

A Fact 

In Hope ..... 
Hope Rewarded ... 
Not to be Daunted - - - 
Hope and Fear - ... 
Most Provoking .... 
Never Say Die .... 
Marry on .300 a Year 
The Husband as he ought not 

to be 

Fair and Equal ... 
A Very Particular Party - 
Comparisons .... 
Good Looking .... 
A Cautious Bird ... 
Pleasing Delusion in re the 

Round Hats - 

Roasted Chestnuts ... 
" Where Ignorance is Bliss 'tis 

Folly to be Wise " 
Private Opinion ... 



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Taken Aback - - - 315 

Nicely Caught .... 316 
Perfectly Dreadful - - -317 

Cupid at Sea .... 318 
Very Considerate - - -319 
A Railway Collision A Hint to 

Station Masters ... 320 

Patience Rewarded ... 321 
A Sketch from the Stand at 

Scarboro' .... 322 
Astounding Announcement from 

the Small Country Butcher - 323 

Offended Dignity ... 324 

Amateur Pantomine - - 325 

Remarkable Occurrence - - 326 j 

Young Upholsterers ... 327 j 

The Valentine .... 328 i 

True Gallantry .... 329 j 

Self-Help 330 

Startling Advice ... 331 i 

Early Responsibility - - 332 ! 

A Moral Lesson from the 

Nursery - - - - 333 

The Bloated Aristocrat - - 334 
Married for Money the 

Honeymoon .... 335 

Under the Mistletoe - - 336 

Alarming Proposition - - 337 ; 

Young Lady of the Period - 338 

Serve Him Right ... 339 

Everything in its Place - - 340 

A Hint to Gentlemen - - 341 

A Hint to Railway Travellers 342 

Oh, Yes ; Of Course - - 343 

The Quadrille in Hot Weather 344 

The New Regulation Mess - 345 j 

A Painful Subject ... 346 

Photograph Beauties - - 347 j 

The Opera, No. i - - - 348 ! 

The Opera, No. 2 - - - 349 j 

A Sketch at a Railway Station - 350 

Hi' Art 351 

Flunkeiana .... 352 

Servantgalism ... 353 

Symptoms of Hard Reading - 354 

The Stout Lady - - - 355 , 

Head of the House, No. i - 356 

Head of the House, No. 2 - 357 ; 

Milk versus Water ... 358 

Thrilling Domestic Incident - 359 

Very Artful Contrivance - - 360 , 

A Windy Day .... 361 ! 

Common Objects at the Seaside 362 

Astonishing a Young One - 363 

Awkward Predicament - - 364 

A Notion of Pleasure - - 365 ', 

A Bad Time for John Thomas - 366 



Learning to Swim ... 
On the Roof .... 

Nothing but Eating ... 
Lively for Jones ... 
Very Odd .... 

Wholesome Feast ... 

Of a very Studious Turn - 

A very green-eyed monster 

Juvenile Dissipation 

None but the Brave deserve the 
Fair 

Tit for Tat .... 

Solicitude .... 

Skeletons 

Great Minds Think Alike 

An elegant row about a machine 

What a Terrible Turk 

A Safe Convoy .... 

Impertinent Curiosity 

Tickled with a Straw 

Horrible Question after a 
Greenwich Dinner 

Touching Appeal ... 

A Great Mistake ... 

It's the Early Bird that Picks 
up the Early Worm 

Serious Thing for Brown 

The Moustache Movement 

The Beard .... 

Consolation .... 

Fortunate Fellows ... 

Pursuit of Pleasure ... 

A Domestic Extravaganza 

Sisterly Love .... 

Freezing .... 

A Peace Conference 

When Railway Companies fall 
out the Public derive the bene 
fit 

Quite True .... 

A Holiday .... 

Cold in the Head ... 

Touching .... 

A Fishing Adventure 

Self-Examination ... 

Delicate Test .... 

The Moustache Movement - 

Conclusive Table-Turning Ex- 
periment made at Greenwich 

The Farmyard ... 

A Suburban Delight 

Juvenile Etymology 

Portrait of the Old Party who 
rather likes Organ-grinding - 

An Injured Individual 

Practical Science ... 

A Shock 



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LEECH'S HUMOROUS ILLUSTRATIONS 17 




ALARMING SYMPTOMS AFTER EATING BOILED BEEF 
AND GOOSEBERRY PIE. 



Little Boy " Oh Lor, Mar. I feel just exactly as if my 
jacket was buttoned." 



LEECH'S HUMOROUS ILLUSTRATIONS 




GREAT WANT OF VENERATION. 
Little Boy"\ say, Lobster, shall I go and fetch you a cab?" 



LEECH'S HUMOROUS ILLUSTRATIONS 19 




SOMETHING LIKE A HOLIDAY. 



Pastry Cook ''What have you had, sir?" 

Boy " I've had two jellies, seven of them, and seven of 
them, and six of those, and four bath buns, a sausage roll, ten 
almond cakes and a bottle of Ganger beer." 



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INNOCENT AND AMUSING TRICKS FOR BOYS. 

An old lady is crossing the street, when a little boy shouts 
out " Hi!" at the top of his voice. The old lady starts and is 
greatly agitated, and imagines she is run over by an omnibus. 



LEECH'S HUMOROUS ILLUSTRATIONS 21 




ANOTHER. 

A little boy rushes past an old gentleman and " yowls " like 
a dog. The old gentleman is terrified beyond measure, think- 
ing a mad dog is going for him. 



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A LONDON GENT ABROAD. 

London Gent. " Garcong, tas de corfee." 

Garcong "Bien, M'sieur would you like to see zee Times?"' 

London Gent ' Hang the feller ! Lor I wonder how he 
found out I was an Englishman !" 



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UNFEELING OBSERVATION. 

Vulgar Little Boy " Oh, look here, Bill ! Here's a poor 
boy bin and had the hinfluenza, and now he has broken out 
all over buttons and red stripes." 



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SAILING VERSUS RAILWAYS. 

Smith " Well, Brown, this is better than being stewed up 
in a railway Eh ? " 

Brown (faintly) " Oh, im-meas-urably su-perior." 



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INNOCENCE. 

Little Boy " Oh, sir ! No, sir ! Please, sir, it aint me, sir ! 
It's the other boys, sir ! 



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NEVER SATISFIED. 



Old Gent. "Good gracious me! What with orangepeeF 
and slides, life is not safe." 



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LIVING IN HOPE. 

Medical Student " Well, old fellow, so you've past at last ? " 

Consulting Surgeon " Yes ; but I don't get much practice, . 
somehow although I am nearly always at home in case any 
one should call." 



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JEALOUSY. 

Betrothed (who does not dance the polka) " I should like 
to punch his head a conceited beast ! " 



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A PUZZLING ORDER. 
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HOW TO GET RID OF A GRATIS PATIENT. 

" So you have taken all your stuff and don't feel better. Eh ? 
Well, then, we must alter the treatment. You must get your 
head shaved ; and if you call here to-morrow at eleven, my 
pupil here will put a seton in your neck." 



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HOOKING AND EYEING. 

Angelina (the wife of his bussum) "Well, Edwin, if you 
can't make the things, as you call them, meet, you need not 
swear so. It's really quite dreadful ! " 



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IN FOR IT. 

"Hallo, sir! Are you aware that you are trespassing 
there?" 



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BLESS THE BOY! 

Old Lady "Now, Arthur, what will you have some cf 
this nice pudding or some jam tart ? " 

Juvenile " No pastry, thank ye, aunt. It spoils one's wine 
so. I don't mind a devilled biscuit, tho', by and by, with my 
claret." 



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PITY THE SORROWS OF THE POOR POLICE. 

" Lor', Soosan ! how's a feller to eat meat such weather as 
this ? Now, a bit of pickled salmon and cowcumber, or a 
lobster salad, might do." 



BEECH'S HUMOROUS ILLUSTRATIONS 35 



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SPECULATORS. 

" This aint such a wery bad idea, is it, Jim ? Here's the 
stockbroker offers me 100 shares for five bob advance, and 
vants the name of my bank." 



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PREPARATIONS FOR WAR. 

" Oh ! if you plaze, zur, doant you want zome fine active- 
young men for the Fourth Light Dragoons ? " 



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EARLY BEGINNINGS. 

Old Gentleman " I want some shaving soap, my good lad." 

Boy " Yes, sir ; here's an harticJe I can recommend, for I 
always use it myself." 



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MAY DIFFERENCE OF OPINION NEVER ALTER 
FRIENDSHIP. 

Dumpy Young Lady" Well, for my part, Matilda, I like 
long waists and short flounces." 



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THE TEST OF GALLANTRY. 

Conductor " Will any gent be so good as for to take this 
young lady in his lap ? " 



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INTERESTING SCENE DURING THE CANVAS FOR 
MR. , NOT A HUNDRED MILES FROM . 

Wife of Free and Independent " Oh ! ain't he a haffable 
gentleman, Tummas ? " 

Free and Independent "Ah! just ain't 'im. I shouldn't 
\vonder if I warn't able to pay my rent to-morrer ! " 



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MAL-APROPOS. 

Gentleman (in Shower Bath^ " Hollo ! Hollo ! Who's 
there? What the douce do you want?" 

Maid " If you please, sir, here's the butcher, and missus 
says, what will you have for dinner to-day?" 



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A LITTLE BIT OF HUMBUG. 



Shoemaker " I think, mum, we had better make a pair. 
You see, mum, your's is such a remarkable long and narrer 
foot!" 



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/V.CIDF.HTS BY RAILWAY 
< 

LOSS * LIFE 
BROKEN UMBS 
LEG* 





ALARMING. 

The old lady is supposed (after a great effort) to have made 
up her mind .to travel, just for once, by one of those new- 
fangled railways, and the first thing she beholds on arriving. 
at the station is the above most alarming placard. 



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AN IMPUDENT MINX. 

Lady of the house " Hoity, toity, indeed ! Go and put up 
these curls directly, if you please. How dare you imitate me 
in that manner? Impertinence! 



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Mr- 



VERY ACUTE. 



-" So your name is Charley, is it now ? Charley 



doesn't know who I am ? " 

Sharp Little Boy "Oh, yes, but I do, though/' 
Mr " Well, who am I ? " 

Sharp Little Boy " Why, you're the gentleman who kissed 
sister Sophy in the library the other night, when you thought 
no one was there." 



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MEN OF BUSINESS. 



MONEY. Wanted, from ^,300 to ^"400, to bring forward an 
article that must in a few years realise a handsome fortune to 
the proprietors. To any young man who is not of business 
habits, with the above sum at command, this is an opportunity 
for investment seldom met with. References exchanged. No 
professed money-lender need apply. 



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DELICACY OF THE SEASON. 

Testy Old Uncle (unable to control his passion) " Really, 
sir, this is quite intolerable ! You must intend to insult me. 
For the last fourteen days, wherever I have dined, I have 
had nothing but saddle of mutton and boiled turkey, boiled 
turkey and saddle of mutton. I'll endure it no longer." 

{Exit old gent, who alters his will. 



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UNLUCKY. 

" Vat's the matter, eh ?" 

" Oh, there's always a somethink. Vy, I Ye been and left 
my hopera glass in a cab now." 



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NOTHING LIKE WARM BATHING. 

" Hollo ! Hi ! Here ! Somebody ! I've turned on the hot 
water, and I can't turn it off again !" 



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THE RULING PASSION. 
Now, tell me, dear, is there anything new in the fashions ?' 



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DIFFERENT PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS. 

Housebreaker " Wot a shame for people to go leaving 
coal-scuttles about for people to go stumbling over." 



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THE ALDERMAN'S ADVICE TO HIS SON. 

Mr Gobble " You see, Sam, you are a werry young man, 
and when I am took away, you will have a great deal of 
property. Now I have only one piece of advice to give you. 
It's this lay dawn plenty of port in your youth, that you 
may have a good bottle of wine in your old age." 



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AN OMNIBUS INCIDENT. 

Man (thrusting his hand into the window) " Will you buy 
-a knife with 100 blades ?" 



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VERY PROPER DIET FOR WARM WEATHER. 

Mrs Turtledove " Dearest Alfred, will you decide now 
what we shall have for dinner?" 

Mr Turtledove 11 Let me see, Poppet. We had a wafer 
yesterday ; suppose we have a roast butterfly to-day." 



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MR. VERDANT'S ATTEMPT AT BOOKMAKING. 

Verdanfs Friend " Well, as near as I can make out, you 
must lose ,150, and may lose .300 ! " 



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EASILY SATISFIED. 

Fond Parent " I don't care, Mr Medium, about its being 
highly finished ; but I should like the dear child's expression 
preserved. 



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THE CHATALAINE A REALLY USEFUL PRESENT. 



Laura " Oh, look, ma, dear ; see what a love of a chatelaine 



Edward has given me " 



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DOMESTIC BLISS. 

Mistress " Well I'm sure ! And, pray, who is this ?" 

Cook " Oh, if you please'm, it's only my cousin, who has 
just called to show me how to boil a potato." 



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RATHER DISAPPOINTING. 
Page 11 Fancy dress ball, sir ! Yes, sir ; was last Thursday 



sir. 



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DOMESTIC BLISS. TIME 3.30. THERMOMETER 30 DEC. 

William "What a violent ringing there is at the street- 
door bell ! " 

Maria " Oh, I know what it is, dear. It's the sweeps, and 
I dare say the maids don't hear. Just run up and knock at 
their room door." 



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A DUMB WAITER. 

Old Gentleman " What the deuce is the reason, sir, you 
don't answer when you are called ? " 

[The reason is obvious. The poor child has his mouth full 
of green peas and jam tart."] 



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MURDER WILL OUT. 

Mrs Smith " Is Mrs Brown in ? 
Jane " No, mem, she's not at home." 

Little Girl " Oh, what a horrid story, Jane ! ma's in the 
."kitchen helping cook ! " 



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DIFFERENT PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS. 

Flunkey" Apollo ? Hah! I dessay it's very cheap, but 
it aint my idea of a good figger ! " 



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ADVICE GRATIS. 

Ellen " Oh, don't tease me to-day, Charley ; I'm not at 
all well ! " 

Charley (a man of the world) " I tell you what it is, cousin ; 
the fact is, you are in love. Now, you take the advice of a 
fellow who has seen a good deal of that sort of thing, and 
don't give way to it." 




GRANDMAMMA IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE GIVEN MASTER 
TOM SOME PLUMS. 

Master Tom " Now, then, granny, I've eaten the plums, 
and, if you don't give me sixpence, I'll swallow the stones!" 



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THE RISING GENERATION. 

Torn 11 Ah, Bill, I'm quite tired of the dissipation of the 
gay and fashionable world. I think I shall marry and settle." 

///_" Well, I'm sick of a bachelor's life myself^but I 
don't like the idea of throwing myself away in a hurry." 



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SOUR GRAPES. 



Elderly Spinster " So you're going to be married dear, are 
you ? Well, for my part, I think nine hundred and ninety- 
nine marriages out of a thousand turn out miserably ; but of 
course everyone is the best judge of her own feelings." 



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DOG DAYS. 

Old Lady" John Thomas ! " 
John T/iomas" Yes, my lady ! " 

Old Lady "Carry Emeralda ; she's getting tired, poor 
darling." 



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HALL ALONG OF THE BETTING OFFICES. 

Betting Flunkey " Lost ? I believe yer ! And lost a hat- 
ful of money on the hoaks, too; and how I'm to settle without 
parting with my jewellery I don't know. Ah, Mr Bottles, it's 
hard lines to wait at table with such cares and hanxieties ! " 



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A ROMANCE OF ROAST DUCKS. 

" My darling, will you take a little of the a the stuffing ? "" 
" I will, dear, if you do ; but, if you don't, I won't." 



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DELICATE. 

'Bns Conductor " Would any lady be so kind as to ride 
outside to oblige a gentleman ? " 



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A GREAT LOSS. 

Rapid Undergraduate Well, Jackson ! You see they've 
plucked me again/' 

Porter of St. Boniface " Ye'es sir, I was very sorry when I 
'card of it, sir." 

Undergraduate " Ah ! I did intend going into the Church 
and being an ornament to the profession ; but, as they won't 
let me through, I think I shall cut the whole concern." 



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RATHER A BAD LOOK-OUT. 

Young Sister " I should so like to go to a party, ma." 

Mamma " My dear, don't be ridiculous. As I have told 
you before (I am sure a hundred and fifty times), until Flora 
is married, it is utterly impossible for you to go out, so do not 
allude to the subject again, I beg." 



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CURIOUS EFFECT OF RELAXING AIR. 

\N.B. Mr So-and-So hopes by a strict attention to business- 
to merit a continuance of those favours, etc., etc.] 

Traveller (much excited) " Bless my heart ! there's the 
bell ringing on the pier. Holloa ! why, where's the carpet bag 
I left in the passage ? " 

Hotel Proprietor (faintly) " Oh, how should I know ? 
Don t ask me ; I'm only the landlord. You had better try 
if you can't wake one of the waiters." 



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OH! THE CURTAINS. 



Objectionable Child " Lor, pa ! Are you going to smoke ? 
My eye ! Won't you catch it when ma comes home, foi 
makinsr the curtains smell." 



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A LEFT-HANDED COMPLIMENT. 

Bootmaker (with great feeling) " Oh no, sir ! Don't have 
Napoleons ; have tops, sir ! Yours is a beautiful leg for a top 
boot, sir !" [Young Nimrod is immensely pleased]. " Beautiful 
leg, sir ! Same size all the way down, sir !" [Young Nimrod 
is immensely disgusted]. 



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TAKEN AT HIS WORD. 

Uncle " So, you have been at the Crystal Palace, have 
you, Gus ?" 

Gus " Yes, uncle." 

Uncle " Well, now, I'll give you sixpence if you tell me 
what you admired most in that temple of industry." 

Gus " Veal and 'am pies and the ginger beer. Give us the 
sixpence." 



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THE OPERA. 

Boy-Keeper" Stalls 216 and 17. This way ; ma'am. Last 
row, ma'am." 



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FISHING OFF A WATERING PLACE. 
Perhaps (?) the jolliest thing in the world. 



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THE CONSEEVATORY. 

Genteel Sunday Observer " What the people can want with 
a crystal palace or a picture gallery on Sundays I can't think? 
Surely they ought to be content with their church and their 
home afterwards/ 



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THE GARRET. 
The other side of the subject. 



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LATE HOURS. 

As the servants are gone to bed, the master of the house 
endeavours to get a little bit of supper for himself, 
surprised at the amount of live stock on the premises. 



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NO PLACE LIKE HOME, WHEN THE FAMILY ARE AT 
A WATERING PLACE. 

Old Party (who is taking care of the house) " Oh, yes sir. 
You will find the room nice and clean and I am sure the 
bed is haired for I have been an' slep in it, my own self 

-.every night." 



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A BRITISH RUFFIAN. 

Lady 11 If you are not satisfied with what I have given 
you, there's a gentleman here who will settle with you." 

Cabman " No, there ain't ! There ain't no gentleman 
here!" 

Lady " I tell you there is. There is a gentleman in this 
house." 

Cabman '' Oh, no, there ain't, not if he belongs to you !" 



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VERY CONSIDERATF. 

Affable Little Gentleman " Dear, oh dear ! How it rains ! 
I'm afraid you'll get very wet can I offer you a great coat 
or anything ? " 



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FILLING UP THE CENSUS PAPER. 

Wife of his bosom "Upon my word, Mr Peewitt! Is this 
the way you fill up your Census ? So you call yourself the 
Head of the Family ' do you and me a female ! " 



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REWARD OF MERIT. 

Ragged Urchin " Please, give dad a short pipe." 

Barman Can't do it Don't know him." 

Ragged Urchin " Why, he gets drunk here ever}- Saturday 
night" 

Barman "Oh! Does he, my little dear? Then 'ere's a 
nice long 'un, with a bit of wax at the end." 




DOING A LITTLE BILL. 

" You see, old boy, it's the merest form in the world. You 
have only to what they call accept it, and I'll find the 
money when it comes due." 

Victim " Come along give us the pen." 



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ALARMING. 

Hairdresser " They say, sir, the cholera's in the hair, sir ! " 

Gent., very uneasy " Indeed ! Ahem ! Then I hope you 
are particular about the brushes you use." 

Hairdresser " Oh ! I see you don't hunderstand me, 
sir. I don't mean the 'air of the 'ed, but the hair hof the 
hatmosphere ' " 



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DOMESTIC BLISS. 

Domestic (soliloquising) "Well! I'm sure missus had 
better give this new bonnet to me, instead of sticking such 
a young-looking thing upon her old shoulders." 

(The impudent minx has immediate warning.) 



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RETURNING FROM THE SEA-SIDE. A LITTLE 
COMMISSION. 

" If you please, sir, Mrs General Slowcoach's compliments, 
and she says if you're going by the train this morning, she 
would feel partickler obliged by your taking charge of this 
little cask of sea-water as far as her 'ouse." 



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A JOLLY DOG. 

"'Look here, James ' Old missus is gone out of town, and 
I've got her beast of a dog wot's fed upon chickings to take 
care of. Won't I teach him to swim, neether." 



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A BON-BON FROM A JUVENILE PARTY. 

First Juvenile "That's a pretty girl talking to young 
Algernon Binks ! " 

Second Juvenile " Hm Tol-lol ! You should have seen 
her some seasons ago." 



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THROWING STONES THROUGH ICE. 

A delightful recreation for youth, which combines healthful 
-exercise with the luxury of window- breaking, without danger 
or expense. 



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TRUE RESPECTABILITY. 

First Costermonger " I wonder a respectable cove like you, 
Bill, carries your own collyflowers ! Why don't yer keep a 
carridge like mine ? " 

Second Costermonger " Why don't I keep a carridge ! 
Why because I don't choose to waste my hincum in mere 
.show and fashionable display!" 



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A YOUNG GENTLEMAN AND SCHOLAR. 

Fond Mother " Why, he doesn't write very well yet, but 
he gets on nicely with his spelling. Come, Alexander, what 
does D-O-G spell ! " 

Infant Prodigy (with extraordinary quickness). " Cat ! " 



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PERFECT SINCERITY; OR THINKING ALOUD. 

Medical Man " Stupid old fool ! Why, there's nothing the 
matter with him, except what arises from his over-eating and 
drinking himself only I can't afford to telJ him so." 



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PERFECT SINCERITY; OR THINKING ALOUD. 

Mamma "You are a disagreeable old bachelor, and 
generally hate children, I know but isn't dear little Worm- 
wood a fine, noble little fellow?" 

Old Gent. " Well, if you want my candid opinion, I may 
as well tell you at once that I think him the most detestable 
little beast I ever saw and if you imagine I am going to 
leave him anything because you have named him after me, 
you are entirely mistaken." 



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PERFECT SINCERITY; OR THINKING ALOUD. 

" Are you going ? " 

" Why, ye-es. The fact is, that your party is so slow and 
I am weally so infernally bored, that I shall go somewhere 
and smoke a quiet cigar." 

" Well, good night, as you are by no means handsome a 
great puppy, and not in the least amusing, I think it's the 
.best thing you can do." 



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NO DOUBT. 



"Now I dare say Bill, that air beast of a dog is a gooc 
deal more petted, than you or I shall ever be 



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VERY LOW PEOPLE. 

Purveyor of Poultry " What sort of people are they at 
-number twelve, Jack ? " 

Purveyor of Meat " Oh! a rubbishin' lot. Leg o' mutton 
.a' Mondays, and 'ash an' cold meat the rest o' the week." 



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A WEIGHTY MATTER. 

Cavalry Officer (who rides about five stone) " I'm dooced 
glad we are in the heavies, ain't you Charlie? It would be a 
horrid bore to be sent out to the Cape like those poor light 
Bobs." 



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A CHEAP DAY'S HUNTING. 
No. I. 



First get your seasoned " screw." 



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A CHEAP DAY'S HUNTING. 
No. II. 

About four miles " down the road " get properly splashed 
at a public house. 



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A CHEAP DAY'S HUNTING. 

NO. in. 

And return home smoking a cheroot, to the admiration of 
the populace 



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THE GENTLE CRAFT. 

Contemplative Man in Punt " I don't so much care about 
the snort, it's the delicious repose I enjoy so " 



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APROPOS OF BLOOMERISM. 

No. i (who is locking at the print of the bloomer costume) 
" Well now, upon my word, I don't see anything ridiculous 
in it. I shall certainly adopt if 

No 2 " For my part, I so thoroughly despise conven- 
tionality, that I have ordered all my things to be made in 
that very rational style ! " 



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ONE OF THE DELIGHTFUL RESULTS OF BLOOMERISM. 
THE LADIES WILL POP THE QUESTION. 

Superior Creature'' Say ! Oh, say, Dearest ! Will you be 



mine? 



Dearest " Ask Mamma. 




BLOOMERISM IN A BALL-ROOM. 

Bloomer' 1 May I have the pleasure of dancing the next 
polka with you ? " 



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BARRACK LIFE. 

First Heavy Swell (lately absent) " Well, Gus my boy 
how did you keep it up here on Christmas clay?" 

Second Do, " Oh it was terribly slow for all the world 
like a Sunday without 'Bell's Life' ! " 



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BON-BON FROM A JUVENILE PARTY. 

Doctor "Ahem! Well! And what's the matter with my 
young friend Adolphus ? " 

Fond Mother "Why, he's not at all the thing, Doctor. 
He was at a Juvenile party last night, where there was a 
twelfth cake ; and it pains me to say, that besides eating a 
great deal too much of the cake, he was imprudent enough to 
eat a harlequin and a man on horse-back, and, I am sorry 
to add, a Cupid and a birdcage from the top of it ! " 



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DOMESTIC BLISS. 

Head of tJie Family " For what we are going to receive 
make us truly thankful. Hem ! cold mutton again." 

Wife of his bussum "And a very good dinner too, 
Alexander. Somebody must be economical. People can't 
expect to have Richmond and Greenwich dinners out of the 
little house-keeping money I have." 



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SOLICITUDE. 

Child {screams on without any stops} " Hanner Maria 
yer tiresome Haggerwatin' little ussy come out of the road 
do with yer little brother did yer want to be runned over 
by Omnibustes and killed dead oh dear oh dear who'd be 
a nuss ? " 

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FLUNKEIANA. 

Serious Flunkey " I should require, madam, Forty Pounds 
a year, two suits of clothes, two 'ats, meat and hale three 
times a day, and piety hindispensable." 



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A HORRIBLE BUSINESS. 

Master Butcher " Did you take old Major Dumbledore's 
ribs to No. 12 ? " 

Boy " Yes, sir." 

Master Butcher " Then cut Miss Wiggles's shoulder and 
eck, and hang Mr Foodie's legs till they're quite tender!" 



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PUTTING HIS FOOT IN IT. 

Little Hairdresser (mildly) "Yer 'air's very thin on the- 
top, sir." 

Gentleman (of ungovernable temper) "My hair thin on 
the top, sir ? And what if it is ! Confound you, you puppy. 
do you think I came here to be insulted and told of my 
personal defects ? I'll thin your top ! ! " 



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FLUNKEIANA. 

(Enter THOMAS, who gives warning?) 

Gentleman " Oh, certainly ; you can go of course ; but, 
as you have been with me for nine years, I should like to 
know the reason." 

Thomas " Why, sir, its my feelins. You used always to 
read prayers, sir, yourself and since Miss Wilkins has been 
here, she bin a'reading of 'em. Now I can't bemean myself 
.by sayin' ' Amen ' to a Guv'ness." 



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FLUNKEIANA. 

Flunkey " How dare you bring me a steel fork, sir ! '* 



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DOMESTIC BLISS. 

Servant Maid " If you please, mem, could I go out for 
half-an-hour to buy a bit of ribbin, mem?" 



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SPLENDID DAY WITH THE "QUEEN'S." 

First Sporting Snob " Well, Bill, what sort of a day have 
yer had ? " 

Second ditto. " Oh, magnificent, my boy ! I see the 'ounds 
several times ; and none of yer nasty 'edges an' ditches, 
cither ; but a prime turnpike road all the way." 



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DOMESTIC BLISS. 

Wife of your Bussitm " Oh, I don't want to interrupt you, 
dear. I only want some money for baby's socks and to 
know whether you will have the mutton cold or hashed." 



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DOMESTIC BLISS. 



Scene THE KITCHEN. 

Cook "Who was that at 
the door, Mary ? " 

Mary " Oh ! Such a nice- j j s se en departing with what 
spoken gentleman with mous- greatcoats and other trifles 



Scene THE HALL. 
The nice-spoken gentleman 



tachers. He's a'writin a letter 
in the drawing room. He 
says he's a old schoolfeller of 
master just come from Ingia." 



he may have laid his hands 



uoon. 



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FLUNKEIANA. 

Flunkey " I beg your pardon, sir but there is one thing" 
I should like to mention at once. I am afraid a that I 
am expected to clean the boots." 

Gentleman " Bless me ! Oh dear no ! There must b.t 
some mistake ; I always clean them myself, and if you will 
leave your shoes outside your door, I will give them a polish 
at the same time." 



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FLUNKEIANA. 

(Scene. A public-house in Bury St. Edmunds.) 

Country Footman meekly enquires of London Footman 
*' Pray, sir, what do you think of our town ? A nice place, 
ain't it ? " 

London Footman Condescendingly "Veil, Joseph I likes 
your town well enough. It's clean ; your streets are hairy ; 
and you have lots of Rewins. But I don't like your 
champagne ; it's all Gowsberry." 



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SUBJECT FOR A PICTURE. 
Irritable Gentleman disturbed by a bluebottle. 



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. FISHING OFF BRIGHTON. 
' Oh yes ! It's very easy to say ' Catch hold of him ! ' ' 



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FLUNKEIANA. 

Lady " You wish to leave Really it's very inconvenient 
Pray have you an}' reason to be dissatisfied with your 
place ? " 

Flunkey 'Oh, dear no, Ma'arn not dissatisfied exactly. 
But a the fact is, Ma'am, you don't keep no wehicle, and 
J find I miss my carriage exercise." 



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AN ENTHUSIASTIC FISHER. 



Just like my luck No sooner have I got 
and settled down to a book, than there 
comes a confounded bite ! " 



"What a bore! 
my tackle ready, 



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THE WORST OF EVENING PARTIES. 

Ned " Hallo Bill, are you going to the Eagle to-night ? " 
Bill " Why, no ! it's such a bore to dress." 

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SPORTING YOUTH WHO HAS LOST THE HOUNDS. 

Youth " Seen the hounds go through here, Pikey ? " 
Pikey " E-as, A have tuppence ! " 

Youth pays the twopence and gallops on. 



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A LAPSE OF TWENTY MINUTES HAS TAKEN PLACE, 
WHEN SPORTING YOUTH RETURNS. 

Youth (in a high state of excitement) " Why, confound 
you ! I thought you told me that you had seen the hounds 
go through here ? " 

Pikey " E-as, so a did. Seed 'em yesterday ! " 



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FLUNKEIAXA. 



Gentleman" Sixty Pounds a Year ! ! Why, man, are you- 
aware that such a sum is more than is frequently given to a 
curate ? " 

Flunkey " Oh, yes sir, but then you would hardly,. I hope, 
go for to compare me with the henferior order of clergy." 



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DOMESTIC BLISS. 

Edwin " Now, upon my life, Angelina, this is too bad no 

buttons again." 

Angelina "Well, my dear, it's of no use fidgetting me 
about it. You must speak to Ann. You can't expect me to 
do everything." 



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THE OPERA. 

" Please, sir, give us your ticket, if you aint agoin' in 
anain." 



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HOW TO DRESS A LOBSTER. 

Rude Boy " Oh, look 'ere Jim ! If 'ere aint a lobster bin 
and out-growed his cloak ! " 



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AN EXCLUSIVE. 

Enter small Swell (who drawls as follows) " A Bwown. 
a want some more coats." 

Tailor " Yes, sir. Thank you, sir. How many would you 
please to have ? " 

Small Swell A let me see, a' 11 have eight. A no, a'H 
have nine. Look here ! a shall want some trowsers." 

Tailor " Yes, sir. Thank you, sir. How many would 
you like?" 

Small Swell " A I don't know exactly, Spose we say 
twenty-four pairs ; and look here ! Show me some patterns 
that won't be worn by any snobs ! " 



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FLUNKEIANA. 

Old Gent. "Thomas I have always placed the greatest 
confidence in you. Now tell me, Thomas, how is it that 
my butcher's bills are so large, and that I always have such 
bad dinners?' 

Thomas " Really, sir, I don't know. For I am sure we 
never have anything nice in the kitchen that we don't always 
send some of it up to the dining room." 



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SNOW-FLAKES. NO. I. 

Small Boy (to his natural enemy the Policeman)" Snow- 
balls, sir ! No sir ! I hav'nt seen no one throw no snowballs,. 
sir ! " 



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SNOW-FLAKES. NO. II. 

Street Boy " Hoh ! Soosanner ! Don't yer cry for me ! 
Fol de rol de riddle lol. Here's a jolly slide. Cut away, 
young 'un. It's all serene ! " 



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SNOW-FLAKES. NO. III. 

Playftil Youth" Please, sir, I wasn't a heavin' at you- I 

-as heavin' at Billy Jones." 



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THE HAT-MOVING EXPERIMENT. 
Algernon thinks that he has seen worse experiments. 



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A FALSE POSITION. 

Gentleman (who is not over strong in his head, or firm on 
his legs)" D-d-d-d-id waltzing ever make you giddy ? 
Because, I shall be happy to sit down whenever 
you're tired ! " 

Girl (who is in high dancing condition) " Oh, dear, no I 
could waltz all night ! " 



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SERVANTGALISM ; OR, WHAT'S TO BECOME OF 
THE MISSUSES? 

Servant Gal "Well, Mam heverythink considered I'm 
afraid you won't suit me. I've always bin brought up genteel : 
and couldn't go nowheres where there ain't no footman kep '." 



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SERVANTGALISM; OR, WHAT'S TO BECOME OF 
THE MISSUSES? 

OldLaay" What is it boy?" 

Boy" Please "m it's a pair of white sating shoes, and the 
lady's fan wot's bin mended name of Miss Julier Pearlash." 
Old 0^-"Miss !!!!!????? 
Voice from Area" Oh, it's all right, mum. It's me ! " 



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SERVANTGALISM ; 
OR, WHAT'S TO BECOME OF THE MISSUSES." 

Servant Gal (who has quarrelled with her bread and butter) 
"If you please, ma'am, I find there's cold meat for dinner 
in the kitchen. Did you expect me to eat it ? " 

Lady " Of course I expect you to eat it, and an excellent 
dinner too " 

Servant "Oh, then, if you please 'm, I should like to leave 
this day month." 

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THE CAMP AT CHOBHAM HOSPITALITY. 

Officer " Well, but look here, old fellow ; why not stop 
all night?" 



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THE NEW BONNET. 

Frederick " There, now, how very provoking ! I've left 
the prayer books at home ! " 

Maria " Well, dear, never mind ; but do tell noe is my 
bonnet straight ? " 



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A GREAT MENTAL EFFORT. 

First Cock Sparroiv ' ; What a miwackulus tye, Fwank ! 
How the dooce do you manage it ? " 

Second Cock Sparrow "Yas. I fancy it is rather grand. 
But, you see, I give the whole of my mind to it." 



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CRUEL. 
" Remember the steward, sir, if you please." 



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A CAUTION TO LITTLE BOYS AT A FESTIVE 

SEASON. 

Mamma" Why, my dearest Albert, what are you crying 
f or ? so good, too, as you have been all day ! " 

Spoiled Little Boy " Boo- hoo ! I've eaten so m-much 
be-ef and t-turkey, that I can't eat any p-plum p-p-pudding!" 



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A PLAYFUL CREATURE. 
Cabby " Don't be alarmed, sir, it s only his play. 



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A VERY VULGAR SUBJECT. 

William " Here's wishin' you good 'ealth Jim, and a 
Happy New- Year." 

James "Thank'ye Bill, thank'ye. I had ought to be a 
happy cove for I have got a wife as can thrash any man 
of her weight and I've got a child of two years and an arf 
as can eat two pounds of beef steak at a sitting let alone 
owning the smallest black and tan terrier in the world." 



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STUDY OF AN ELDERLY FEMALE HAILING THE 
LAST OMNIBUS. 



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A LARGE BUMP OF CAUTION. 

Flora -"Oh, let us sit here, Aunt, the breeze is so delightful." 
Aunt "Yes, Dove ! It's very nice I dare say. But I won't 

come any nearer to the cliff, for I am always afraid of slipping 

through those railings." 



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LATEST FROM PARIS. 

Beautiful Being " Well, I must say, Parker, that I like the 
hair dressed a 1'imperatrice. It shows so much of the face.' 



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A SERIOUS THREAT. 

Unsophisticated Little Girl " Now, you stop crying Billy, 
If you ain't quiet directly, I'll give yer to this great, big 
hugly man ! " 

[Sensation of Swell in gorgeous array.] 



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A TRIFLE THE MATTER WITH THE KITCHEN. 

BOILER. 




COMPETITION. 
" Want your door done, Mum I " 



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GAMMONING A GENT. 

Gent" Ow much ? " 

'* Well ! I'd rather leave it to you, sir ! And what 
we poor hansoms is to do when all you officers is gone abroad, 
goodness knows." 



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ENTER MR. BOTTLES, THE BUTLER. 

Master Fred " There ! that's capital ! Stand still, Bottles, 
and I'll show you the Chinese knife trick." 



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FLUNKEIANA A FACT. 

Flunkey (out of place) " There's just one question I would 
like to ask your ladyship. Ham I engaged for work, or ham 
I engaged for ornament ? " 

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RAILWAY SMOKING. 

Undergraduate 1 ' You don't object to smoking I hope?" 
Old Party" Yes, sir, I object very much indeed ! in fact 

I have the strongest objection to smoking ! ! 

Undergraduate "Km I Ha! Some people have." (Smokes 

for the next fifty miles). 



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HOW TO GET A CONNECTION. 

Shopman (to ancient party) "Yes Miss. Thank you Miss. 
Is there any other article, Miss? Can we send it for you. 
Miss?" 

[Old lady thinks it is such a nice shop.] 



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THINKING ALOUD. 

Genius "By the way, did you glance at that article of 
mine on the intellect of woman? I don't care two pence 
about your opinion. Only if you^ can say something favour- 
able, of course, I shall be pleased " 

Common Sense "Well I tried it, but I found it such rubbish 
that I couldn't get on. To tell you the truth, a little thing in 
the cheesemongering line would be more in your way." 



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A BRUTAL FELLOW. 

Policeman "Now, Mum. What's the matter? ' 

Injured Female " If you please Mister, I want to give my 
wretch of a 'usband in charge. He is always a knocking of 
jne down and stampin' on me ! " 



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A DELICIOUS SAIL OFF DOVER. 

Old Lady " Goodness Gracious, Mr Boatman ! What is 
that?" 

Stolid Boatman" That Mum ! Nothin' Mum. Only the 
artillery a practising and that's one of the cannon balls that 
has just struck the water." 



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DIVISION OF LABOUR. 

Sportsman (in standing beans) " Where to now, Jack ? " 
jack "Well! let's see. I should just go up the beans 
again, and across the top end, beat round the other side and 
round by the bottom, while you're there, get over and try 
old Haycock's standing oats. I'll stop here and mark ! " 



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A THOROUGH GOOD COOK. 

Lady " Then why did you leave your last place, pray ?" 
Cook " Well Ma'am, after I'm done work, I am very fond 

of singing and playing on the accordium, and Missus hadn't 

seem to like it and so I gave notice ! ' 



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BOTTOM-FISHING. 

Piscator No. i (miserably) " Now, Tom, do leave off. It 
isn't of any use, and it's getting quite dark." 

Piscator No. 2 " Leave off ! ! VV hat a precious disagreeable 
chap you are. You come out for a day's pleasure, and you are 
always a wanting to go home." 



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FIRST NIGHT IN THE NEW HOUSE. 
Awful discovery of black beetles. 



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NO OFFENCE. 

Victim " Hope you will not be offended, sir. But I should 1 
be very glad if you would settle my little bill up to Christmas." 

Mr Dump " Offended, my dear boy ! Not in the least ! 
But the fact is, I have suspended cash payments for some 
time/ 



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MATRIMONIAL SOLICITUDE. 

Managing Mama " Wy goodness, Ellen, how wretchedly 
pale you look For goodness' sake bite your lips and rub 
your cheeks." 



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AQUATICS. 

Who is this? Why, this is Mr John Chubb pulling one of 
his long, slow, steady strokes. He is taking more pains than 
usual, because those pretty girls in the round hats are sitting 
on the lawn drawing from nature. 



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DIFFERENCE OF TASTE. 

Chorus (of nice young ladies) " Oh : of all and of all, I 
never ! Isn't it the darlingest, sweetest, prettiest, dear little 
darling, darling ! Oh ! did you ever ! ! " 

Solo (by horrid plain spoken boy/) " H'm ! I think it's 
-a nasty, ugly little beast, for all the world like a cat or a 

monkey." 

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{After a great deal of coaxing and persuasion, Master Tom is 
prevailed on to pay a visit to the dentist. Inconsiderate 
and vulgar street boys unfortunately pass at the moment.] 

First Inconsiderate Street Boy " Oh crickey ! If here ain't 
a chap going to have a grinder out. My eye, what fangs ! I " 

Second Ditto "Oh, I would be 'im. Won't there be a 
screw winch required neether ? " 

(Of course Master Tom relapses into his previous very 
obstinate state.) 



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[Tableau representing a young gentleman, who fancies he is 
alone by the " Sad Sea Waves." He takes the opportunity 
of going through the last scene of " Lucia."] 

N.B. The Young Gentleman's voice (which HE imagines 
to be like Mario's) is of the most feeble and uncertain 
quality. 



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MISS BROWN KINDLY TAKES HER COUSIN OUT 

FISHING. 

Inferior Animal " W& Dear! Cousin! here's a fish taken 
all my bait. Do come and put on another worm." 

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THE WOMAN AT THE WHEEL. 




THE FEMALE OF THE FUTURE. 

Father of the Family " Come, dear ; we so seldom go out 
together now cant you take us all to the play to-night?" 

Mistress of the House and M.P. " How you talk, Charles! 
Don't you see that I am too busy ? I have a committee 
to-morrow morning, and I have my speech to prepare for 
the evening 1 " 



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HOW COOL AND NICE THESE FRENCH-POLISHES 
FLOORS ARE BUT, OH DEAR, HOW VERY HARD' 



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VILLIKENS IN THE DRAWING ROOM. 

Young Lady "Now, William, you are not low enough 
yet. Begin at He took the cold Pizen.' " 



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WISE MAN. 

When coals are so dear, it behoves every family man to 
see that he gets the proper number of sacks for the money. 
Paterfamilias does his duty like a man, although the coals 
arrive just at his dinner-time, and the weather is rather 
inclement. 



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QUITE SAFE. 

Stout Party "Ahem ! I want to have a look at the hounds 
to-morrow. Do you think that you have got anything that 
would carry me ? " 

Stable Keeper " Well, sir ! I think I have two brown 
osses and an omnibus as perhaps might do it ! " 



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A GREAT PROSPECT. 

" What a stunning Meerschaum you have got, Charley ! " 

" Yes, I think it will be handsome by the time I've properly 
coloured it ! " 



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A GORGEOUS SPECTACLE. 

Sarah Jane " Oh, Betsy, come 'ere, and bring Johnnie ! 
"Why, we can see the 'oofs of the 'orses ! " 



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SOMETHING LIKE SPORT. 

Jolly Angler "Hooray, Tom! I've got one and, my 
word ! didn't he pull ? " 



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TRADE. 



Commercial Gent "This war, sir, will be a terrible hindrance 
to all kinds of business." 

Swell " Aw dessay ! d'lighted to hear it a always had 
the greatest aversion to all kinds of business." 



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DELIGHTFUL OUT-DOOR EXERCISE IN WARM 
WEATHER. 

Running amidst shouts of "Now then, butter-fingers" 

"Oh! Oh!" "Throw it in, look sharp!" "Quick.' in 
with it," <fec.. &c. 



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SERVANTGALISM. 

Housemaid " Well, Soosan, I've made up my mind not to 
stop 'ere no longer to work like negroes as we do." 

Cook " Nor I neither ! But just turn the meat, will you,, 
please, the whilst I finish my crotchet ? " 



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SERVANTGALISM. 

'Ousemade (from town) " Is Han Jenkis at home ? " 
Suburban Cook " No ; she has just gone to her milliner's." 
'Ousemade "Then give her my card, please, and say, 
I 'ope she got home safely from the ball." 



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BIT FROM THE MINING DISTRICTS. 

First" Wu't tak thy quat off, then ? Oi tell thee Oi m 
as good a mon as thee." 

Second " Thee a mon ! Whoy thee be'est only walking 
about to save thy funeral expenses ! " 



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BIT FROM THE MINING DISTRICTS. 

First Polite Native " Who's 'im, Bill ? " 

Second Ditto " A stranger ! " 

First Ditto "'Eave 'arf a brick at 'im." 



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SERVANTGALISM. 

Lady " Wish to leave ! why Thompson, I thought you 
were very comfortable with me ? " 

Thompson who is extremely refined) " Hoh, yes ma'am. 
I don't find no fault with you ma'am. But the truth is, 
ma'am, the hother servants is so 'orrid vulgar, and hignorant, 
and speaks so hungrammatical, that I reely can't live in the 
same 'ouse with them ! " 

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DELIGHTFUL PRIVILEGE DURING WINTER MONTHS. 

You may bathe in the Serpentine from 6 until 7 in the 
morning, and 7 until 8 in the evening 



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SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE. 

Biout Old Gentleman " A shower-bath make your hair In 
xa mess ! Not a bit of it, if you wear an oil-skin cap like 
this, as I do." 



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SURPRISE FOR TOMKINS. 
Railway Porter " Now then, sir ! By your leave ! " 



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ALL RIGHT? 

Master Tom (to old lady who is very nervous about fire N 

" It's all right, Granma ! My candle is out I'm only smokm^ 
my usual weed." 



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SEASIDE SATURDAY EVENING. 
The Arrival of the " Husbands " boat. 



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SERIOUS FOR THE MILITARY. 

Edward (to his military cousin) " No ! I shan't ! I shan't 
go and shoot blackbirds ; and I tell you what, Master Charley, 
you dragoon swells won't have such a pull on us civilians now, 
lor we are all going to grow beards and moustaches." 



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FASHIONS FOR FAST MEN. 

Tom " Which do you like best for trousers, Bill ? Checks 
or stripes? " 

/?/'//" Well, I think checks are uncommon superior, but 
stripes is most nobby." 



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A RARE TREAT. 

Angelina "Will my darling Edwin grant his Angelina 
-a boon ? " 

Edwin "Is there anything on earth that Edwin would 
not do for his pet ? name the boon, oh, dearest name it! " 

Angelina "Then, love, as we dine by ourselves to-morrow. 
let us, oh ! let us have roast pork, with plenty of sage and 
onions ! " * 



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ALAS FOR THE OLD INSTITUTIONS. 

First Butcher-Boy " So they've done away with Smithfel." 
Second Butcher-Bey -" Ah! they'll soon be bowling out 
hall our old institoushuns." 



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THE MOUSTACHE MOVEMENT. 

" My eye, Tom ! What a 'orrid bore for the horficer 
swells, now we've took to wearin' our moustarchers. The 
gals can't tell hus from them now ! " 



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WONDERFUL EFFECT OF ETHER IN A CASE OF 
SCOLDING WIFE. 

Patient " This is really quite delightful a most beautiful 
dream." 



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RATHER AWKWARD FOR TOM KINS. 

Young Diana " I think, sir, if you would be so good as- 
go first and break the top rail, my pony would then get over." 



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SERVANTGALISM ; OR, WHAT'S TO BECOME OF THE 

MISSUSES? 

Servant Gal " Oh ! if you please, mam, there was one other 
thin I should like to have settled." 



11 Yes ? " 

Gal "Where do you go to the seaside in the summer? 
because I couldn't stop at a dull place, and where the hair 
-.wasn't very bracing ! ! " 



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SAILING INSTRUCTIONS. 

When the ship begins to roll, fix your gaze on some distant 
object, as Jones does best plan for minimising sickness. 



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A COUNTRY BALL. 

First Amiable Lady (very loud) " What a remarkably odd 
set of people one meets at a county ball ! " 
Second ditto " Oh, very droll indeed ! " 
Poor Little Swell " Yeth ; and so thtwangely drethed ! " 



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AFTER PARTAKING VERY HEARTILY. 

Amiable Experimentalist " Makes a delicious side dish, 
doesn't it? But it is not the common mushroom. It is a 
large fungus called the Agaricus Procerus." 

[General panic takes place.] 



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THE INFLUENZA. 



" This is really very kind of you to call. Can I offer you 
anything a basin of gruel, or a glass of cough mixture? 
Don't say no." 



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HOW TO FLATTER A GENT. 

Mr Moses" Got any old clothes, sir ? Any left-off uni- 
forms, captain ? " 



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BEST FOOT FOREMOST. 



French Official " Have you 
a passport ? " 

English Gent 'Nong, mos- 
soo." 

Official" Your name ?'' 



Gent" Belville." 
Official 11 Christia nom ? '"" 
Gent" 'Arry." 
Official !> Profession ? " 
Gent" Banker." 



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THE RISING GENERATION. 



Juvenile " I wonder whether that girl has got any tin foi 
I feel most owdaciously inclined to cut that fellow out" 



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MEETING HIM HALF-WAY. 



Young Hopeful " Well, it's of no use, governor ; I can't 
stick to business. I want to be a soldier, and you must buy 
me a commission." 

Governor " No, my boy ; I can't afford to buy you a com- 
mission. But I'll tell you what I'll do. If you will go down 
to Chatham and enlist, I will give you my word of honour I 
won't buy you off." 



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CONSOLS AT 90. 

Husband " Well, I declare I'm quite glad it's a wet day ; 
it will be an excuse to stop at home with my darling little 
pipsey-popsey. What do you say, Dicky ? Eh ? Pretty 
Dick ! Pretty Dick ! " 



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CONSOLS AT 80. 

Husband"' Go out for a walk ! Nonsense ! I've something 
else to do. I think, too, that you might pull down that blind, 
unless you want the sun to spoil all the furniture. And, oh 
dear, for goodness sake, do take that confounded canary out 
of the room ! " 



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A BRILLIANT IDEA. 

Matilda " Oh, look ye here, Tommy. S'pose we play at 
your being the big footman, and me and Lizzerbuth '11 be the 
fine ladies in the carriage ! " 



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THE RISING GENERATION. 

First Juvenile (in trap) " Well, Charley, you have had it 
out with the old boy ? " 

Second Juvenile " Ya-as ; and aw what do you think 
the undutiful old governor sa-ays ? " 

First Juvenile ' Haven't the least id-eaw." 

Second Juvenile "Why, he sa-ays I must do something to 
get my own living ! " 

First Juvenile " Oh, Law ! What a horrid Ba\v ! " 



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PREVENTION BETTER THAN CURE. 



Paterfamilias insists that the girls shall wear very stout 
boots in the wet weather. But the girls don't at all like " the 
nasty, great, ugly, thick things ! " 



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HONEYMOON AT SEA. 

\ 

" The happy pair then started for the Continent, via 
Folkestone, to spend the honeymoon." 



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A REAL DIFFICULTY. 

Irritated Swell 11 Ring ! Yes, of course, I rung ! How 
do you suppose I'm to do my back hair with only one 
candle ? " 



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A CASE OF REAL DISTRESS. 

Fox-Hunter" Here's a bore, Jack ! The ground is half a 
.foot thick with snow, and it's freezing like mad ! " 



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LITERAL. 

Young Lady " Pray, cabman, are you engaged ? " 

Cabman" Lor' bless yer, miss; why, I've been married 
this seven years." 



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GOOD SECURITY. 

Boy - " Please, sir, give me a brown." 

Swell " Sixpence is the smallest money I have, my little 
lad." 

Boy " Vel, sir, I'll get yer change ; and if yer doubts my 
honour, hold my broom." 



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ON THE MOORS. 

Mr Puff "My bird, I think." 

Mr Muff" Belongs to me, I fancy." &c., fee., &c. 



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SPEAKS FOR HIMSELF. 

Buyer " Is he well broke ? " 

Seller" Lor' bless ye ! Look at his knees ! " 



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ONE OF THE FINE ARTS. 

Mr Bungle always makes his flies on the bank of the stream. 
Here is one of his most successful efforts 



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TABLE RAPPING. 

" Do you believe in this table-rapping that there's such a 
fuss about ? " 

Oh dear no ! Why, the other evening a table was asked 
how old I was, and it rapped out forty ! Ridiculous, when L 
am not three and twenty till next March ! ' 



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A GOOD EDUCATION. 

Father" Well, Augustus, you have had a first-rate educa- 
tion, and you must now choose a profession. Will you be a 
lawyer, a doctor, or a parson ?" 

Augustus" No, I'll rather be a clown ! " 



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THE FINISHING TOUCH TO A PICTURE. 

Artist" Now, don't hesitate to say if you see anything I 
can alter or improve." 

" Patron" Hm ! well ! no \ I don't see anything- except, 
perhaps, you-a-might repaint the principal figures; and- 
l yes I should certainly get a new background in. 



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CLOSE OF THE SEASON. 
The London footman exhausted, 



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BEGINNING FIRES FOR THE WINTER. 
SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE CHIMNEY. 

Sweep (log.) " This chimley always was a bad un to smoke, 
sir ; the party as lived here before you came had a deal of 
trouble with it" 



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AN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF 
SCIENCE ON AN EXCURSION. 



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BUSINESS LIKE. 

" I say, Charley, don't you think you had better go back to 
your customer ? " 

Incipient Wine Merchant " Not yet. Always gone a 
quarter of an hour for the very old port further end of the 
cellar ! Cellar's very extensive ! Great care necessary, for 
fear of disturbing the crust you know et cetera. Twig ? " 



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JACK ASHORE 

Policeman " Hollo, Jack. I suppose you're not sorry to 
come on land for a bit ! " 

Jack 'who hasn't got his shore legs yet) " Well, it aint such 
a bad place for a day or two, only it's so precious difficult to 
walk straight." 



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NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS (?). 

First Old Foozle" Would you like to see the paper, sir ? 
There's nothing in it." 

Second Old Foozle " Then, what the devil did you keep it 
so long for ? " 



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PATERFAMILIAS SUPERINTENDS IN PERSON. 

THE REMOVAL OF THE SNOW 
FROM THE ROOF OF HIS HOUSE. 



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PLEASING EFFECT BELOW. 



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THE BATTLE OF THE PIANOS. 



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DELIGHTFUL FOR MOTHER. 

Old Lady " Ah ! I was just such another when I was her 
age," 



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A CAUTION DURING THE MISTLETOE SEASON 
TO YOUNG GENTLEMEN WHO WEAR SHARP- 
POINTED MOUSTACHES. 

Pretty Cousin" What a tiresome great awkward boy you 
are ! J ust see how you have scratched my chin ! " 

[Young gentleman apologises amply.] 

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SCENE : DRAWING ROOM. 

[Enter Horrid Boy.] 

Horrid Boy (capering about) " Oh, look here, captain ! 
I've found out what Clara stuffs her hair out with. They're 

whiskers like yours ! " 

[Sensation.] 



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FRIEND, DOCTOR, AND WIFE. 

Railway Official '' You'd better not smoke, sir. " 

Traveller " That's what my friends say." 

Railway Official"' But you mustn't smoke, sir." 

Traveller " So my doctor tells me." 

Railway Official (indignantly) " But you shan't smoke, sir." 

Traveller " Ah ! just what my wife says." 



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A VISIT TO THE ANTEDILUVIAN REPTILES 
AT SYDENHAM. 

Master Tom strongly objects to having his mind improved^ 



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THE TOO FAITHFUL TALBOTYPE. 

Georgina (in riding habit)" Well, dear, I declare, it's the 
very image of you ! I never ! " 

Sarah Jane (who insists upon seeing the plate)" Like 
me? For goodness sake, don't be ridiculous, Georgina. I 
think it's perfectly absurd ! Why, it has given me a stupid 
little turn-up nose, and a mouth that's absolutely enormous ! " 



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FALSE PRETENCES. 

Young Lady (whose birthday it is) " Oh, yes ! I have had 
a great number of nice presents ; but I wonder who sent me 
this beautiful bouquet." 

Handsome Party (with moustaches, presence of mind, and 
great expression of eye) " And can't you guess ? " (Sighs 
deeply). 

[N.B. Poor Binks, who was at all the trouble and expense 
of getting the said bouquet from Covent Garden, is supposed 
to be watching the effect of his gift with some anxiety.] 



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ANOTHER BIT FROM THE MINING DISTRICTS. 

ist Collier " Surrey, dust thee know the Bishop's coming 
to-morrow ? " 

2nd Ditto" Wot's that ? " 

ist Ditto (emphatically) " The Bishop !" 

snd Ditto "Oi don't know what thee mean'st, but moy 
bitch, Rose, shall pin her ! " 



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THE MOUSTACHE MOVEMENT. 

Frederick " Now, then, William, what are yer waitin' for?" 

William " Why, I was a thinkin' vether I should wear my 
moustachers like this here or like that hare." 



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LONG VACATION. 

" Now then, Latitat, tuck in your six-and-eightpenny ! " 



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AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS. 

Young Farmer, No. I " Well, Charley, have you had much 
shooting lately ? " 

Young Farmer, No. 2 " Why, no : what with hunting two 
days a week and coursing two days, I don't get much time to- 
go out with a gun." 



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FLUNKEIANA. 

Flunkey (who does not approve of Bloomsbury) " No, 
ma'am, I don't objec' to the 'ouse, for it's hairey, and the 
vittles is good ; but the fact is that all my connections live in 
Belgravia!" 



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THE TICKET-SHOWING NUISANCE. 

Now, we do hope that this old gentleman is not going to be 
asked to show his ticket, because this old gentleman has just 
packed himself up quite comfortably, and his ticket is in the 
very innermost recess of his waistcoat pocket, and because, 
you see, this is just the sort of old gentleman who is likely to 
be much irritated by such a request at such a time. 



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SCHOLASTIC. 

Mother " And pray, doctor, what are your terms for educa- 
ting little boys ? " 

The Principal "Why, my dear madam, my usual terms 
are seventy guineas per annum (to use the language of the 
ancient Romans), but, to effect my object quickly, I would 
take a few for what I could get, provided they be gentlemen, 
like your dear little boy there. But (again to use the Latin 
tongue) it is a sine qua non that they should be gentlemen ! " 



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PLEASURES OF HOUSEKEEPING. 

When Mr Briggs left for the city in the morning, his gate 
was clean, and just newly painted. On his return in the 
evening, imagine his feelings on finding that all the juvenile 
artists of the district had been busy with additional orna- 
mentation. 



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THESE HATS. 

What happens with wearing these great round hats. Here's 
Flora run right into the arms of young Horace Spanker, who 
hasn't a penny. 



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RATHER ALARMING. 

Lady "You wished, sir, I believe, to see me respecting; 
the state of my daughter's affections, with a view to a matri- 
monial alliance with that young lady. If you will walk into 
the library, my husband and I will discuss the subject with 
you." 

Young Corydon " Oh, gracious I " 



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THINKING ALOUD. 

Railway Porter " First class, sir ? " 
Unfortunate Oxonian -" No ; plucked." 



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GENERAL THAW AND BURSTING OF THE WATER PIPES. 

Great fun for Tommy. 



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INNOCENT MIRTH. 
The slide on the pavement. 



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FRIGHTFUL. 

Clara "Well, Rose, dear, how do you feel after the 

party?" 

Rose 11 Oh, pretty well. Only I have had such a horrid 

dream. Do y u know > T dreamt that that reat stu P id 
Captain Drawler upset a dish of trifle over my new lace 

dress 1 " 



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BACHELOR HOUSEKEEPING. 

Mr Brown " Pray, Jane, what on earth is the reason I am 
Icept waiting so long ? " 

Jane '~ Please, sir, the rolls isn't come, and there is no 
bread in the house ! " 

Mr Brown ' Now, upon my word ! How can you annoy 
me with such trifles? No bread? Then, bring me some 
toast." 

[Exit Jane in dismay.] 



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THE SENSATIONAL. 

Neivs-vendor " Now, my man, what is it ? " 
Boy " I vonts a nillustrated newspaper with a norrid 
murder and a likeness in it." 



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EARLY IN THE MORNING. 

Oh, dear! that regular family next door are having their 
chimney swept again. 



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MORAL INFLUENCE OF EXECUTIONS. 

" Where 'ave we bin ? Why, to see the cove 'ung, to be 
sure." 



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NO CONSEQUENCE. 

'' I say, Jack, who's that come to grief in the ditch ? " 
" Only the parson." 

"Oh, leave him there, then. He won't be wanted until 
next Sunday." 



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THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER. 
Mr Briggs tries his shooting pony. 



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TWO ASPECTS. 

Soldier " Now. then ! You must move away from here.' 
Rude Boy" Ah ! But you musn't, old feller ! " 



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THE POLICE. 

" I tell yer what, Bill ; I think the police are a bad lot ; and 
I wish they was done away with altogether." 



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WOMEN AND FREEMASONRY. 

Affectionate Little Wife (who has made many abortive 
attempts to fathom the secrets of Freemasonry)" Well, but, 
dear, tell me one thing. Do they put you into a coffin ? " 



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DID YOU EVER! 

Friend " Well, Sprat, my boy, and how do you get on now 
you're married ? " 

Sprat " H'm ! pretty bobbish. But there's one thing makes 
it dooced uncomfortable sometimes entre nous Mrs S. is so 
confoundedly jealous of me ! " 



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AWFUL RESULT OF GIVING A SEASON TICKET 
TO YOUR WIFE. 

Mary " Please, sir, cook's gone hout for a holiday ; and 
missus didn't say nothing about no dinner, sir. Missus went 
early to the Exhibition with some lunch in a basket, and said 
she shouldn't be home until tea-time." 



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SUCH A LARK! 

Ingenious Youth "Oh, such a lark, Bill! I've bin and 
filled an old cove's letter-box with gooseberry skins and 
h oyster shells, and rapped like a postman ! " 

Old Cove" Have you ? " 



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FROM THE MINING DISTRICTS. 
AN ATTEMPT AT CONVERTING THE NATIVES. 

Assiduous Young Curate" Well, then, I do hope I shall 
have the pleasure of seeing both of you next Sunday." 

Miner" Oi, thee may'st coam if 'e wull. We foiVht on the 
croft, and old Joe Tanner brings th' beer." 

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MODERATE TERMS. 

[Enter costermonger to old lady passionately fond of flowers.] 
Coster " 'Scuse me, marm, but did yer want yer green- 
'ouse smoked ? No charge ; only to find the 'bacca, and a 
drop of sumthin' to drink." 



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FINE BUSINESS, INDEED! THE WRETCH! 

Master of the House- Oh, Mary, what is there for dinner 
to-day ? 

Mary" I think, sir, it's cold mutton, sir." 

Master of the House-" Wm\ Oh! Tell your mistress when 
she comes m that I may possibly be detained in the city on 
business, and she is on no account to wait dinner for me " 



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OLD CLOTHES!! 



Young Sholomunsh (to young Snobley, who is attired in his 

very best) " Now, sir ! Let me shell you a nish shuit of 

closhe. Make yer good allowance for the old uns yer've got 



on 



[Snobley's feelings may be imagined.] 



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SERVANTGALISM : 
OR WHAT'S TO BECOME OF THE MISSUSES? 

Cook " Well, to be sure, mum ! Last place I were in, 
missis always knocked at the door afore she come into my 

.kitchen ! " 



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HOW DISAGREEABLE THE BOYS ARE! 

Boy "My eye, Tommy! there's the helephant from the 
S'logical Gardens going a-skating ! " 



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THE RISING GENERATION. 

Old Gentleman " Bless my heart ! This vibration of the 
carriage is very unusual ! Pray, my little man, have you any 
apprehension of accidents on railways ? " 

Juvenile " Oh, none in the least, and especially with such 
a fat old buffer as you to be shot against ! " 



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POOR MUGGINS. 

Smythe (to Muggins, who in the heat of the moment has 
been drinking his wine out of tumblers) " There, my boy! 
that's such a glass of champagne as you don't get every day ; 
and between you and me (very confidentially) between 
you and me I only gave four and twenty shillings a dozen 
for it!" 



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OUR LITTLE FRIEND, TOM NODDY, THINKS THE SEA- 
WATER WILL DO HIS MARE'S LEGS A 
WORLD OF GOOD. 



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COARSE, BUT CHARACTERISTIC. 

Cabman (whose temper has been ruffled by omnibus man) 
"You! Why, you hungry looking wagabun, you look as 
if you'd bin locked up for a month in a cook's shop with a. 
muzzle on.' 



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OLD LADY AND LEVELLER. 

Engineer " Don't be alarmed, ma'am ; it's only a dumpy 
leveller." 

Old Lady " Law ! Dear now ! Well, I'm sure ! I thought 
it was a blunderbust. But don't fire it off, young man, till 
I've got by, for I was always terrible feared of guns." 



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A PERFECT WRETCH. 

Wtfe M \\hy dear me, William ; how time flies ! I declare, 
AVC have been married ten years to-day ! " 

Wretch " Have we, love ? I am sure, I thought it had 
been a great deal longer." 



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THE MOUSTACHE MOVEMENT. 

Wkipper " Well, I wear mine because it saves trouble, and 
is so very 'ealthy." 

Snapper " Hah ! Well, there aint no humbug about me ;. 
I wear mine because they looks 'ansom and goes down with, 
the gals." 



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LIFE IN LONDON. 

Isabella'- Well, aunt, and how did you like London ? I 
suppose you were very gay ? " 

Aunt (who inclines to embonpoint) " Oh. yes, love, gay 
enough. We went to the top o' the Monument o' Sunday, 
.and to the top o' St. Paul's o' Tuesday, and to the top o' the 
Book o' York's Column o' Wednesday; but I think altogether 
1 like the quiet of the country." 



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AT THE CRIMEA. 

" Well, Jack, here's good news from home We're to have a 
medal." 

" That's very kind. Maybe one of these days we'll have a 
coat to stick it on ! " 



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FRIENDLY, BUT VERY UNPLEASANT. 

Lively Party (charging elderly gentleman with his umbrella), 
- tt Hullo, Jones ! " 

[Disgust of elderly party, whose name is Smith.] 



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KEEPING STEP. 

First Militiaman " Jim, you hain't in step." 
Second ditto" Bain't I ? Well, change your'n. 



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THE MOUSTACHE MOVEMENT. 

Railway Official (waking old gent from a sweet sleepV 
' Tickets, please ! " 



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TOO BAD. 

Rude Boy " Ah ! here's the p'leece a comin'. Won't you 
xiatch it for sliding on the pavement 1 " 



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PRUDENT RESOLVE. 

Little Party -" Go and walk in Hyde Park? Oh! ah !^ F 
dessay! and get mistaken for a haristocrat ! No, thank'e;;. 
not if I know it." 



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DISGUSTING FOR AUGUSTUS. 

Augustus (who was rapidly coming to the point) " Then, 
Emily! oh, may I call you Emily? sweetest! best! say 
that you will not go without " 

Fish- Woman (cuts in) " Any feesh to-day, marm ? any 
mackerel, soles, or whiting? " 



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SERVANTGALISM. 

Mistress " Not going to remain in a situation any longer \ 
Why, you foolish things, what are you going to do, then ? " 

Eliza "Why, ma'am, you see, our fortune-teller say that 
two young noblemen is a-going to marry us, so there's no call 
to remain in no situations no more ! " 



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FLUNKEIANA RUSTICA. 

Mistress " Now, I do hope, Samuel, you will make yourself 
tidy, get your cloth laid in time, and take great pains with 
your waiting a table." 

Samuel ''who has come recently out of a strawyard) Yes, 
m'. But pleaz, m', be oi to wear my breeches ? " 



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A FACT. 

Mistress " I think, cook, we must part this day month." 

Cook fin astonishment) " Why, ma'am ? I am sure I've 
let you have your own way in most everythink! " 



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: ; "^r^aMiiSi^^lwi?" 




IN HOPE. 

Mr B as he appeared from six in the morning till three In 
-the afternoon, when 



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HOPE REWARDED. 

Having hooked a " fish," he is landed to play it. The fislr 
runs away with him, and Mr B. is dragged about a mile and a- 
half over what he considers a rather difficult country. 



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NOT TO BE DAUNTED. 



The fish, having refreshed himself and recovered his spirits 
bolts again with Mr B. 



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HOPE AND FEAR. 

On arriving at " Hell's Hole," he is detained for three- 
quarters of an hour while the fish sulks at the bottom. 



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MOST PROVOKING. 

After a long and exciting struggle, Mr B. is on the point of 
landing his prize, when the line unfortunately breaks ! " 



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NEVER SAY DIE. 



However, in much less time than it has taken to make this 
imperfect sketch, accoutred as he is, he plunges in, and, alter 
a desperate encounter, secures a magnificent salmon, for 
which, he declares, he would not take a guinea a pound ; and 
it is now stuffed in the glass case over the one which contains 
Jlis late favourite spotted hunter. 



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MARRY ON ,300 A-YEAR j 

Passer-by (to the crossing-sweeper) " What's all this 
about ? " 

Sweeper " Well, sir, I believe it's a. kind of wedding ; but 
it aint likely to be an 'appy union only two broughams and 
a hack cab ! " 



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THE HUSBAND AS HE OUGHT NOT TO BE. 

[Isn't it so, my dears ?] 

Angelina " Well, E., you don't say a word about my 
dress." 

Edwtn"}L\\, what ? Oh, ugh ! H'm beautiful, beautiful 
beautiful ! " 



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FAIR AND EQUAL. 

Sister " Not give a ball, Charles ! Fiddle ! Why not ? 
I tell you what. If you will find the room, and the music, 
and the supper, and the champagne, and the ices, I'll find the 
ladies ! Come, now ! " 

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Mrs 



A VERY PARTICULAR PARTY. 
-" Oh, here you are at last. Now, you must 



come and dance this waltz with a friend of mine. Charming 
girl, I assure you ! " 

Mr (who prides himself upon his dancing) " Haw ! 

thank you ; you're very good ! But I never waltz with strange 
girls. I don't mind giving her a quadrille first, just to see how 
she moves ! " 



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COMPARISONS. 

Party (who of course, doesn't think himself good-looking) 
Really, Clara, I can't think how you can make a pet of such 
n ugly brute as an Isle of Skye terrier." 



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GOOD LOOKING. 



' The traveller, wearied with the noonday heat, need never 
be at a loss to find rest and refreshment. Stretched upon the 
softest and cleanest of matting, imbibing the most delicately 
flavoured tea, inhaling through a short pipe the fragrant 
tobacco of Japan, he resigns himself to the ministrations of a 
bevy of fair damsels, who glide rapidly and noiselessly about, 
the most zealous and skilful of attendants." Times, November 

2, 1858. 

And by all means let us have Japanese manners and 
customs here. 



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A CAUTIOUS BIRD. 



Young Lobkins " Well, I don't know about marryin', for, 
yer see, after the knot was tied, some other gal might be Tallin' 
in love with one, and that would be so dooced awkward ! " 



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PLEASING DELUSION IN RE THE ROUND HATS. 

Female " Well, there can be no question about one thing 
they certainly do make you look younger ! " 



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ROASTED CHESTNUTS. 

Mr Hobble- de-Hoye " I'm very fond of 'em. There's no 
one looking ! Don't see why I shouldn't. I will ! Yes ; 111 
have a penn'orth ! " 



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"WHERE IGNORANCE IS BLISS 'TIS FOLLY TO BE 

WISE !" 

(NEW VERSION.) 
" I say, Jim, vot's a panic?" 
" Blow'd if I know ; but there's one to be seen in the city * 



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PRIVATE OPINION. 

Little Shrimp ton " Hah ! they may laugh ; but I mean to 
say that the beard is a great ornament, and gives dignity to 
the human figure ! " 



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ALWAYS BE POLITE WHEN TRAVELLING. 

Affable Young Gent (who is never distant to strangers) 
Would you like to see Bell's Life, sir ? There's an out-and- 
out stunning mill between Conkey Jim and the porky one ! 



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TAKEN ABACK. 

Fred (affectionately taking the arm of his friend Harry, as 
he thinks) " Oh ! Do look at these beautiful diamonds. 
How well they would become your sweet sister! " 

CoalJieaver " Come, now ! Walker ! " 



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NICELY CAUGHT. 

It was in August or September Cwe forget which) that 
Amelia's scarf caught Henry's button, and now they are 
married. Wasn't it odd ? 



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PERFECTLY DREADFUL. 

Guard " Now, sir, if you're going on by the express^ 
Here's just room for one." 

Tourist " Wha-t ! Get in with hawwid old women and 
squeeming children ! By Jove ! you know 1 I say ! it's im- 
pawsible, you know ! " 



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CUPID AT SEA. 

Angelina (to Edwin, whose only chance is perfect tranquility) 
" Edwin, dear ! If you love me, go down into the cabin and 
fetch me my scent bottle, and another shawl to put over my 
feet ! " 

fEdwin's sensations are more easily imagined than described.] 



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VERY CONSIDERATE. 

Steward " Will either of you, gentlemen, dine on beard ? 
There's a capital hot dinner at three o'clock. 



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A RAILWAY COLLUSION A HINT TO STATION 
MASTERS. 

Porter "Now, then, Bill ! Are you off?" 
Cab Ruffian " No ; what sort of fare is it ? " 
Porter " Single gent with small bag." 

Ruffian " Oh, he won't do ! Can't yer find us a old lady 
and two little gals with lots of boxes ? I'm good for a pint! " 



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PATIENCE REWARDED. 

Piscator " Ah ! Hah ! Got you at last, have I ? And a 
fine week's trouble I've had to catch you ! " 

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A SKETCH FROM THE STAND AT SCARBORO'. 

Fair Equestrian" Oh, I want to ride on the sands with 
this little boy. Have you a horse disengaged for him ? Any 
bit of a pony thing, you know, will do for me !" 



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ASTOUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE SMALL 
COUNTRY BUTCHER. 

(Who does not often kill his own meat). 
Maid " Please, ma'am, Mr Skewer says he's a-going to 
.kill hisself this week, and will you have a joint ?" 



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OFFENDED DIGNITY. 

Small Swell (who has just finished a quadrille) " H'm !" 
Thank goodness, that's over ! Don't give me your bread-and- 
butter misses to dance with. I like your grown women of the 
world ! " 

[N.B. The bread-and-butter miss has asked him how old 
Le was, and when he went back to school.] 



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AMATEUR PANTOMIME. 
How does the butler like theatricals ? 



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REMARKABLE OCCURRENCE. 

On the morning after the dispensary ball, as Emily Deux- 
temps and Claia Polkington were sitting in the plantation, 
who should come to the very spot but Captain Fastman and 
young Reginald Fipps ! 



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YOUNG UPHOLSTERERS. 



A discreet friend having presented Master Tom with a 
tool-box as a New Year's gift, the furniture is put into thorough 
repair. 



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THE VALENTINE. 

Little Foot Page "I say, Maria, what's a rhyme to Cupid ?" 
Maria 11 Why, stupid rhymes to Cupid ; don't it, stupid ?" 



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TRUE GALLANTRY. 



" If you want a thing done, do it yourself." Never disturb 
the maids in the morning, but jump out of bed the moment 
you hear the sweep, and let him in ; it isn't much trouble, and 
saves a world of grumbling. 



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SELF-HELP. 

" If you want a thing done, do it yourself." Having 
thoroughly dressed and fed the horses, you had better set to 
work upon the boots of the establishment. The knives, as 
you have a machine, you may as well do. And, while your 
hands are soiled, you had better help Alphonso to carry up- 
some coals. 



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STARTLING ADVICE. 

Studious Boy " Johnny, I advise you not to be a good 
boy!" 

Johnny" Why ! " 

Studious Boy " Because in books all good boys die, you 
know ! " 



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EARLY RESPONSIBILITY. 

Cousin Harriet " Well, Alfred, will you stop and have 
some tea with us ? " 

Alfred "Haw! you're very good, I'm sure; but I've got 
to take the children to see the pantomime ! " 



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A MORAL LESSON FROM THE NURSERY. 



Arthur "Do you know, Freddy, that we are only made ot 
dust!" 

Freddy " Are we ? Then, I'm sure, we ought to be very 
careful how we pitch into each other so, for fear we might 
crumble each other all to pieces ! " 



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THE BLOATED ARISTOCRAT. 

Boy" Oh ! look 'ere, Bill ! 'Ere's a bloated haristocrat 
There's no one looking. Let's punch his 'ed ! " 



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MARRIED FOR MONEY. THE HONEYMOON. 

" Now, then, darling, put away your paper, and we'll have a 
nice long walk, and then come back to tea in our own little 
cottage, and be as happy as two little birds ! " said the fair 
bride. 

" Oh ! hang it ! " mentally ejaculated the captain. 



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UNDER THE MISTLETOE. 

Miss Gushington " Oh, don't you like Christmas time, Mr 
Brown, and all it's dear old customs ?" 

[Brown don't seem to see it.] 



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ALARMING PROPOSITION. 

Oyster Man (to hairy gents.) " Oysters, sir ! Yes, sir f 
Shall I take yer beards off? " 

[Gents, have an uncomfortable idea that they are being 
chaffed.] 

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YOUNG LADY OF THE PERIOD. 

Fast Young Lady (to old gent.)-" Have you such a thing 
s a lucifer about you, for I've left my cigar lights at home? 



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SERVE HIM RIGHT. 

Swell (who, when he is asked to dine at half-past six 
thinks it fine to come at half-past eight) " Haw ! I'm afraid 
you've been waiting dinner for me ! " 

Lady of the House" Oh, dear, no! we have dined some 
time ! Will you take some tea ? " 



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EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE. 

It is quite possible to have too much of a good thing as r 
for example, when you get the asparagus shot over your 
favourite dress coat with the silk facings. 



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A HINT TO GENTLEMEN. 

CAUTION TO GENTLEMEN WALKING TO EVENING 
PARTIES. 



Don't forget to take off your goloshes and turn down youi 
trousers before entering the room. 



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A HINT TO RAILWAY TRAVELLERS. 

By breathing on the glass, and holding a speaking doll by 
way of baby to the window, you may generally keep your 
compartment select. 



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OH, YES; OF COURSE. 

Lissie " Oh, Mr Poffles, I find I have made a mistake ; I 
see I was engaged for this dance." 



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THE QUADRILLE IN HOT WEATHER. 

Stout Party (who suffers much from heat, and has in vain 
attempted to conceal himself)" Oh, I believe we are engaged 
for this dance. I've been that is I've eh I've been look- 
ing for you a a everywhere phew ! " 



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THE NEW REGULATION MESS. 



Swell Soldier " What ! dine off woast and boiled, just like 
.snobs ! No, by Jove ; 1 shall cut the army and go into the 
church ! " 



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A PAINFUL SUBJECT. 

Lieutenant Fopsom (of the I2ist to his elder brother, who- 
is home for the holidays) " A-say, old fellah ! don't you wish 
you had left school? It must be such a horrid baw to be 
tlogged for smoking ! " 



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PHOTOGRAPH BEAUTIES. 



" I say, mister, here's me and my mate wants our fotergruffs 
took ; and, mind, we wants 'em 'ansom' cos they're to give to 
two ladies." 



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THE OPERA. No. i. 

Lizzie " Good gracious, Selina ! look there ! There's that 
ridiculous little man again. Did you ever see anything so 
absurd?" 



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THE OPERA. No. 2. 



Busby "Ah, there she is, bless her! And looking this 
way, too. Oh, it's as clear as possible she has taken a fancy 
to me ! " 



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A SKETCH AT A RAILWAY STATION. 

Respectable Citizen (reads placard) " The public arc 
cautioned against card-sharpers, gamblers, and pickpockets ! 
. . . . Why, I thought such people was all done away 
with. Didn't you, Mo ? " 



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HI' ART. 

Parent " I should like you to be very particular about the 
hair." 

PJiotographic Artist ( ! ) " Oh, mum, the : air is 
enough ; it's the hi's where we find the difficulty." 



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FLUNKIEANA. 

Lady of the House " Oh, Thomas, have the goodness to 
take up some coals into the nursery." 

Thomas " H'm, Ma'am ! If you ask it as a favour, ma'am, 
I don't so much object ; but I 'ope you don't take me for ar 
"ousemaid, ma'am ! " 



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SERVANTGALISM. 

Mistress " Why, nurse, what a terrible disturbance ! Pray, 
what is the matter ? " 

Nurse ( addicted to pen and ink) " Oh, mum, it's dreadful ! 
Here's neether me nor Mary can't answer none of our letters 
for the racket ! " 

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SYMPTOMS OF HARD READING. 

Student "Ok, Mary, have you taken up the lamp and the 
cigars ? " 

Mary "Yes, sir." 

Student" And the whiskey, and the sugar, and the lemon, 
and boiling water ? " 

Mary " Yes, sir." 

Student "Then, come, Jack; suppose we go into 
study ! " 



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THE STOUT LADY. 



Cabby " Let yer out ? That's a good un ! Not afore you 
pays for breaking my springs." 



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HEAD OF THE HOUSE No. i. 

Mr Peewit has a little addition to his family. He is obliged 
to get his meals anyhow and 



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HEAD OF THE HOUSE No. 2. 
Abdicates in favour of the real master of the house. 



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MILK VERSUS WATER. 

Cook" Fine day, Mr Chalks." 

Mr Chalks " Yes, Cookey, it's a very fine day ; but if we 
haven't some rain soon, 1 don't know what we shall do for 
milkl" 



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THRILLING DOMESTIC INCIDENT. 

Master Alfred "Don't, baby! You'll spoil it ! Leave 
go, sir ! Here, nurse, he's swallowing my new watch ! " 



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VERY ARTFUL CONTRIVANCE. 



Clara " Why, dear me ! what do you wear your hat in the 
water for ? " 

Mrs Walrus " Oh, I always wear it when I bathe ; for 
then, you see, dear, no one can recognise me from the beach ! " 



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A WINDY DAY. 



Some like one thing, and some another. For example 
Jack likes a blow on the north cliff. 



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COMMON OBJECTS AT THE SEASIDE. 

" Oh, look here, ma ! I've caught a fish just like those 
thingamies in my bed at our lodgings ! " 



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ASTONISHING A YOUNG ONE. 

Dick (to his little brother)" Hah ! This is one of the 
disagreeables in being grown up. Why, bless you, if I didn't 
shave twice a day this warm weather, I should not be fit to 
be seen ! " 



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AWKWARD PREDICAMENT. 

Young Sparrow "Oh, I'm sorry to trouble you, uncle; 
but could you lend me a razor? My confounded fellow 
hasn't packed up my dressing-case ! ' 



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A NOTION OF PLEASURE. 



Boy - " Oh, come here, Tommy ! Here's such a lot o' grains 
bin shot down here ! Let's turn 'ead over 'eels in 'em ! " 



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A BAD TIME FOR JOHN THOMAS. 

Rude Boy " I say, Jack, ain't he a fine un ? D'ye think 
he's real, or only stuffed ? " 



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LEARNING TO SWIM. 

Bathing Woman " Teach yer to swim ? Lor' bless ye, my 
love, why, of course, I can ! " 



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ON THE ROOF. 

Mrs Pottles sees no reason why she shouldn't go out on 
the roof of her house to see the fireworks. 



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NOTHING BUT EATING. 

Sensitive Young Lady " Poor creatures ! Nothing but 
eating and sleeping ! What a dreadful existence ! " 

Stout Youth " Dreadful existence ! Oh, ah ! I daresay. 
Why, that's just the very thing of all others I should like the 
best!" 

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LIVELY FOR JONES. 
Pheasant shooting. A Warm Corner. 



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VERY ODD. 

Lecturer on Electro- Biology " Now, sir, you can't jump 
over that stick ! Ahem ! 

Subject "Jump! Eh! Ugh! Lor' bless me, jump ? No, 
I know I can't. Never could jump. Ugh ! " 
[Thunders of applause from the Gentlemen in the cane-bottom 
chairs i.e., believers.] 



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WHOLESOME FEAST. 

Jessie "And so, Walter, you have little parties at your 
school, eh ? " 

Walter " Ah ! don't we, just 1 Last half there was Charley 

Bogle, and George Twister, and me. We joined, you know. 
and had two pounds of sausages, cold, and a plum-cake, and 
a barrel of oysters, and two bottles of currant wine ! Oh, my 
eye ! wasn't it jolly, neither 



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OF A VERY STUDIOUS TURN. 

Mamma " Who is this hamper for ? Why, for poor Jerry, 
who is at school, you know." 

Darling (reflectively) "Oh, don't you think, ma, I had 
better go to school ? " 



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A VERY GREEN-EYED MONSTER. 

First Juvenile " I wonder what can make Helen Holdfast 
polk with yon Albert Grig?" 

Second ditto " Don't you know ? Why, to make me 
jealous. But she had better not go too far ! " 



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JUVENILE DISSIPATION. 

The day after the juvenile party. Awful appearance of the 
doctor. 



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NONE BUT THE BRAVE DESERVE THE FAIR. 
Augustus " Now I've got you ! " 



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TIT FOR TAT. 



Gent, on horseback " Get out of the way, boy ! Get out of 
the way ! My horse don't like donkeys ! " 

Boy " Doan't he ? Then, why doan't he kick thee off? " 



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SOLICITUDE. 

Wife " Now, promise me one thing, Adolphus. You won't 
go flying over any hedges or five- barred gates ?" 



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SKELETONS. 



Stout Gent. " Dear ! dear ! So he has formed an attach- 
ment that you don't approve of! Ah, well ! there's always 
something. Dt pend upon it, ma'am, there's a skeleton some- 
where in every house ! '' 



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GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE. 

Tomkins retires to a secluded village that he m.iy grow his 
moustaches, and so cut out his odious rival, Jones. Jones, it 
so happens, has come to the same place with the same object. 
[Frightful meeting.] 



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AN ELEGANT ROW ABOUT A MACHINE. 



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WHAT A TERRIBLE TURK! 

" Oh, here's a jolly snowball ! Let's take and put it agin 
somebody's door ! " 



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A SAFE CONVOY. 

Small S'Meeper (to Crimean hero) " Now, captain, give us 
a copper, and I'll see yer safe over the crossing ! " 



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IMPERTINENT CURIOSITY. 

Military Man "Well, what are yer a-starin' at? Ain't 
yer never seed a sodger before ? " 



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TICKLED WITH A STRAW. 

Advertising Medium "Come, now, you leave orf, or I'll 
call the perlice ! " 

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HORRIBLE QUESTION AFTER A GREENWICH 
DINNER. 

Foot- Boy " If you please, sir, cook told me to ask you what 
fish you'd like to-day." 



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TOUCHING APPEAL. 



. Testy Old Gent, (wearied by the importunities of the 
Brighton boatmen) c: Confound it, man ! Dp I look as if I 
-wanted a boat ? " 



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A GREAT MISTAKE. 

Youth K Here's a nuisance, now ! Blowed if I ain't left my- 
cigar-case on my dressing-room table, and that young brother 
of mine will have all my best regalias !" 



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ITS THE EARLY BIRD THAT PICKS UP. THE 

WORM. 

Piscator " There, Thomas, you now see the advantage of 
early rising. I have got the very best place on the water, and 
I'll be bound to say the other subscribers are not out of bed 

yet ! " 



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SERIOUS THING FOR BROWN, 

Who rather prides himself upon the elegant manner in which 
he takes off his hat. This time, however, although the hat is 
removed, the lining sticks. 



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THE MOUSTACHE MOVEMENT. 

Alphonso "You find your moustachers a great comfort, 
don't you, Tom ? " 

Tom " Well yes. But I'm afraid I must cut 'em, for 
one's obliged to dress so dooced expensive to make everything 
accord ! " 



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THE BEARD MOVEMENT. 

Young Snobley (a regular lady-killer)- " How the gals do 
stare at ones beard ! I suppose they think I'm a horficer just 
come from the Crimear ! " 



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CONSOLATION. 



Young Snobley "Ah, Jim! noble birth must be a great 



advantage to a cove ! " 



Jim (one of Nature's nobility) " H'm ! P'raps ! But, 
-egad ! personal beauty aint a bad substitute ! " 



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FORTUNATE FELLOWS. 

Stalwart Briton" I tell yer what, Bill. We ought to be 
very thankful we're Englishmen, for, whether it's the climate 
or whether it's their habits, just see how those Americans are 
degenerating ! " 



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PURSUIT OF PLEASURE. 

The next best thing to keeping your own hunters is to hire 
" made horses " that thoroughly know their business. 



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A DOMESTIC EXTRAVAGANZA. 

Mamma " Why, good gracious, nurse ! what's the matter 
with Adolphus ? He looks very odd ! " 

Nurse "And well he may, mum! For he thought the 
coloured balls in Miss Charlotte's new game of solitaire was 
bull's eyes, and he's swallowed ever so many of 'em ! " 



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SISTERLY LOVE. 

Papa " There, there ! my little poppet. Don't cry ! Don't 
cry ! If you are going to have the measles, you will soon be 
well again, I hope. There, there ! 

BlancJu (sobbing violently) "I I I I'm not crying, 
papa, because I'm going to have the measles, but because I 
1 I thought I was going to ride Mary's pony all the time 
she was ill, and now I shan t ! " 



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FREEZING. 



Disgusting Boy " I say, ^:ara ! I'm so jolly glad, I am. 
Do you know, ail the pipes are froze, and we shan't be able to 
have any of that horrid washing these cold mornings ! Ain't 



any 
it prime ! " 



[Sensation.] 



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A PEACE CONFERENCE. 



Flora " Oh, I am so glad, dear Harriet, there is a chance 
of peace. I am making these slippers against dear Alfred's 
comes back ! " 

Cousin Tom " Hah, well, I aint quite anxious about peace, 
for, you see, since these soldier chaps have been abroad, we 
civilians have had it pretty much our own way with the 

gurls ! ' 



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WHEN RAILWAY COMPANIES FALL OUT THE 
PUBLIC DERIVE THE BENEFIT. 

For example, during some of the winter months, with a 
nice bracing north-east wind blowing, you may go to Man- 
chester and back for 55 an opportunity not to be lost. Oh, 
dear, no ! 



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QUITE TRUE. 

Fascinating Gent, (to precocious little girl) "You are a 
very nice little girl ; you shall be my wifey when you grow 
up." 

Little Girl" No thank you ; I don't want to have a hus- 
band. But Aunt Bessy does. I heard her say so ! " 

[Sensation on the part of Aunt Bessy.] 

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A HOLIDAY. 

Of all the foolish things, the mere pun is perhaps the most 
foolish. Now, here's a fellow (probably a member of the 
St ck Exch ge) who, in spite of his really perilous con- 
dition, says that he " came out for a (w)hole holiday and has 
got it ! " 



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COLD IN THE HEAD. 

For a cold in the head, there is nothing like a steam bath, 
and this can be had in your own bedroom with the greatest 
ease. 



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TOUCHING. 

Groom (to old coachman) "Why, Edw'rd, what hever's 
the matter ? " 

Old Coachman (sobbing) " Ah, William ! Most affectin' 
sig'it ! I've just seen the four-in-hand club going down to 
Greenwich ! Ten on 'em ! Beautiful teams ! And driven by 
reg'lar tip-top swells \ It's bin a'most too much for me ! " 
[Is relieved by tears.] 



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A FISHING ADVENTURE. 

Master George and the dragon-flies, as they appeared to his 
excited imagination when he was out fishing the other day. 



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SELF-EXAMINATION. 

Party (slightly influenced)" Question ish, am I fit to go 
intodrawingroom ? Letsh shee ! I can say glonush con 
shyshusn ! Have seen Brish inshychusion all that sortothmg. 
Thatledo. Here gosh ! " 



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DELICATE TEST. 

Elevated Party " A never think a fl'ear'shad t'much wine 
s'long as a windsup-ish wash ! " 

[Proceeds to perform that operation with a corkscrew.] 



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THE MOUSTACHE MOVEMENT. 

Old Mr What's -his name " Egad ! I don't wonder at 
moustaches coming into fashion, for eh ! what ! by Jove, it 
does improve one's appearance I " 



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CONCLUSIVE TABLE-TURNING EXPERIMENT MADE 
AT GREENWICH. 

" There, old fella ! Hope you're satisfied it goes round 
now !" 

" Oh, yesh ! There's no mistake ! " 

[These subjects are submitted, very respectfully, to the 
reverend (!) gentlemen who hold so much conversation with 

furniture.] 



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THE FARMYARD. 



Country Friend (to London friend, who is dressed within an 
inch of his life) "There, my boy, come and see this lovely^ 
pig, and then we'll go and look at the rest of the stock." 



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A SUBURBAN DELIGHT. 

Dark Party (with a ticket-of-leave, of course) " Ax yer 
pardon, sir ! But if you was agoing down this dark lane, 
p'raps you'd allow me and this here young man to go along 
with yer, 'cos, yer see, there aint no perlice about, and we're 
so precious feared o' being garrotted ! " 



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JUVENILE ETYMOLOGY. 

Master Jack " Mamma, dear! Now, isn't this called kiss- 
mas time because everybody kisses everybody under the 
mistletoe ? Ada says it isn't." 



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PORTRAIT OF THE OLD PARTY WHO RATHER. 
LIKES ORGAN-GRINDING. 



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AX INJURED INDIVIDUAL. 

Simkins (who has missed his bird, but peppered Wilkins) 
" There, now, I've a dooced good mind to say that I'll never 
come out shooting with you again ; you're always getting in 
the way ! " 



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PRACTICAL SCIENCE. 

Grandmamma " Well, Charley, and what have you been 
learning to-day?" 

Charley " Pneumatics, gran'ma ! And I can tell you such 
a dodge ! If I was to put you under a glass receiver, and 
exhaust the air, all your wrinkles would come out as smooth 
as gran 'papa's head ! " 



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A SHOCK. 

Mamma " Why, Tom, what are you doing with that nasty 
dust-pan and broom ? " 

Tom " Brother Fred told me to bring it in and sweep up 
all the h's Mrs Mopus had dropped about ! " 

(N.B. Great expectations from Mrs M). 



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