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Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [48] from page s: 45-46
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Hardly a Coat to his Back.

Poor H ,the comedian, once so well known in the Manchester and Liverpool theatres, having called in a doctor during a serious sit of illness, was interrogated as to his mode of living. "Did he drink much, and what was the fluid he indulged in? " was inquired. "Brandy and water was his weakness," H — replied, and "he consumed generally from six to twelve glasses per diem, which he had done for many years." "Good heaven!" said the doctor, "I wonder you have any coat left to your stomach!" "Ah, doctor," replied the invalid, "my friends wonder that I have any coat left to my back."

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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 45
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben