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Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [9] from page s: 18-19
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The Vanity of Grand Funerals.

The people of England are all extremely fond of expensive funerals, but this is most conspicuous in persons of the lower orders, and of them the women. Many a wife, who hated her husband most cordially, and never suffered him to enjoy one quiet day during his married life,expends what ought to maintain her family for six months, that the "dear departed" may have a handsome funeral, and velvet pall, with brass handle and hinges to the coffin ; and will want shoes and stockings for a year to come, that the clergyman, doctor, and friends, may be supplied with a hat-band, scarf, and gloves.



  • Book title: The Book of Humour, Wit & Wisdom. A manual of table-talk. [By L. C. Gent?]]
  • Date: 1880
  • Joke taken from: Page 18
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben
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