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Joke ID 62

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [49] from page : 46
>> Joke: 62

The Republic of Letters

Tom Hood suggested that the phrase "republic of letters" was hit upon to insinuate that, taking the whole lot of authors together, they had not got a sovereign amongst them.

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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 46
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben
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