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Joke ID 13

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [11] from page s: 19-20
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A Reason for not Attending Church.

A zealous, and in his way a very eminent preacher, whose eloquence is as copious, and far more lucid than the waters of his beloved Cam, happened to miss a constant auditor from his congregation. Schism had already made some depredations on the fold, which was not so large but to a practised eye the deduction of even one was perceptible. " What keeps our friend farmer B away from us ? " was the anxious question proposed by our vigilant minister to his clerk. " I have not seen him amongst us," continued he, "these three weeks; I hope it is not Socinianism that keeps him away." "No, your honour," replied the clerk, " it is something worse than that." "Worse than Socinianism. God forbidit should be Deism!" "No, your honour, it is something worse than that." "I trust it is not Atheism r" "No, your honour, it is something worse than that." "Worse than Atheism ! impossible— nothing can be worse than Atheism!" "Yes, it is, your honour— it is Rheumatism !"

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  • Book title: The Book of Humour, Wit & Wisdom. A manual of table-talk. [By L. C. Gent?]]
  • Date: 1880
  • Joke taken from: Page 19
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben
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