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Joke ID 69

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [55] from page s: 49-50
>> Joke: 69

A Bill-sticker turned Actor.

Bob Palmer, the comedian, had been originally a billsticker, which was pretty generally known among theatrical people. One evening, being dressed for the character of Sir Brilliant Fashion, he strutted into the green-room with sparkling buckles on his shoes, and a large diamond on his finger. One of the company inquired if they were real. "To be sure they are; I wear nothing but diamonds," replied he. "I congratulate you," said Jack Bannister, "for I remember when you wore nothing but paste." This remark occasioned an angry altercation, when Mrs. Jordan cried out, "Why don't you stick him against the wall, Bob? Stick him against the wall!"

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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 49
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben