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Joke ID 33

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [26] from page s: 31-32
>> Joke: 33

Curious Sepulture.

In the burial register of Lymingtou, Hants,there is the following entry:— "12 August, 1722. This forenoon the body of Samuel Baldwin,late inhabitant ot this parish, was conveyed in a vessel off to sea,and was committed to the deep off the Needle rocks, near the Isle of Wight." This appears to havebeen done, says a Hampshire paper, in accordance with the wish of the deceased, to prevent his wife from dancing over his grave, which she threatened to do.

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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 31
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben
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