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Joke ID 30

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [24] from page s: 30-31
>> Joke: 30

The Advantagesof History.

The villain who hasimposed on mankindby his power or cunning, and whom experience could not unmask for a time, is unmasked at length; and the honest maDwho has been misunderstood or defamed, is justified before his story ends. Or if this does not happen— if the villain dies with his mask on, in the midst of applause, and honour, and wealth, and power, and if the honest man dies under the same load of calumny and disgrace under which he so undeservedly lived, driven perhaps into exile and exposed to want,— yet we see historical justiceexecuted;the nameof the one branded with infamy, and that of the other celebrated with panegyric to succeeding ages.

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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 30
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben
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