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Joke ID 41

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [33] from page : 36
>> Joke: 41

Modern Fashions.

We (says a New York paper) had the curiosity the other day to make a note of the articles attached to a lady's dress, the fringe of which was admirably adapted for a "snapper up of trifles." It was before the late fall of snow, and the walking was dry. We mention a few:— A cooper's shaving. Item, A dead mouse. Item, A half-consumed cigar. Item, A wisp of straw with a conglomerate of street filth. Item, A bunch of horse-hair. Item, An" old soger;" not a veteran of the Potomac army, but a second-hand quid. Item> The heel of an old boot. How long would a man stand such nonsense as this? He would stop at the first door-sill,out knife and rip off the skirt up to his knees.

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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 36
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben
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