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Joke ID 78

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [62] from page s: 53-54
>> Joke: 78

Phrenology at Fault.

After Professor Porson's death, his head was dissected, when, to the confusion of craniologists and the consolation of blockheads, it was discovered that he had a skull of extraordinary thickness. Professor Gall, on being called upon to reconcile the intellectual powers and tenacious memory of Porson with a skull that would have suited a prize-fighter, is said to have replied: "How the ideas got into such a skull is their business, not mine; but, when they were once in, they certainly could never get out again."



  • Book title: The Book of Humour, Wit & Wisdom. A manual of table-talk. [By L. C. Gent?]]
  • Date: 1880
  • Joke taken from: Page 53
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben