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Joke ID 80

Work: [1] 'The Book of Humour, ...'(1880, book)
> Transcription: [63] from page : 54
>> Joke: 80

Rather too Fast.

Abernethy, while canvassing for the office of surgeon to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, called upon a rich grocer. "I suppose,sir," said the grocer, with much importance, you want my vote and interest at this momentous epoch of your life?" "No, I don't," said Abernethy, "I want a pennyworth of figs: come, look sharp and wrap them up, for I want to be off."

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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 54
  • Book Editor: GENT, L. C.
  • City: London, Edinburgh
  • Country: England, Scotland
  • Added by: ben