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Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
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" What's in a Name."

Iremember, says an old writer,a school-fellow of mine who wasa striking instance of the inconvenience ofa remarkableChristian name. Hewasa veryhonest simple lad, unluckily called Solomon. His name and mental abilities formed too strong a contrast to escape the least boy in the school ; therofore, not to speak of the jokes with which it furnished his companions, it was too obvious to escape the master, who unfortunately was a punster,and who in correcting him for a fault could not refrain from imbittering the chastisement with some allusion to his name, or comparison of his wisdom or his judgment with thoseof his royal namesake. If he appeared in a new coat, the whole school was convened by some wag or other, to see King Solomon in all his glory.



  • Book title: The Book of Humour, Wit & Wisdom. A manual of table-talk. [By L. C. Gent?]]
  • Date: 1880
  • Joke taken from: Page 16
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben
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