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Joke ID 65

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [51] from page : 47
>> Joke: 65

Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit.

The following admirableriddle was quoted many years ago inNotes andQueries. The authorship of it seems to be involved in obscurity. What's that which all love more than life, Fear more than death or mortal strife?β€” That whichcontented men desire, The poorpossess, the rich require ?β€” The miser spends, the spendthrift saves, And all men carry to their graves? The answer isβ€” Nothing.

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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 47
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben
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