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Joke ID 61

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [49] from page : 46
>> Joke: 61

How Dr.Johnson wooed.

When Dr. Johnson asked the Widow Porter to be his wife,he told her candidly that he had no money, and that his uncle had been hanged. The widowreplied that she cared nothing for his parentage; that she had no money herself; and that, though she had no relation hanged, she had fifty who deserved hanging. So they made a match of it.



  • Book title: The Book of Humour, Wit & Wisdom. A manual of table-talk. [By L. C. Gent?]]
  • Date: 1880
  • Joke taken from: Page 46
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben
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