Book of Anecdotes; And Joker's Knapsack. Including Witticisms of the Late President Lincoln, and Humors, Incidents, and Absurdities of the War ...

Book of Anecdotes; And Joker's Knapsack. Including Witticisms of the Late President Lincoln, and Humors, Incidents, and Absurdities of the War ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...as navigation was about to open, it would be necessary to send a man to perform his oflice duties. The following reply was entrusted to the tender cure of the telegraph wire: I query: " See the Judge at once and get excused. I cannot send a man in your place." When received, it read as follows: " See the Judge at once and get executed; I can send a man in your place." Mr. H. claims on the margin of the dispatch a stay of execution. I Not long since a gentleman telegraphed to a friend at Cleveland an interesting family affair, as follows: I " Sarah and little one are doing well." The telegraph reached its destination, when it read thus: ' " Sarah and litter are doing well." The recipient telegraphed back the following startling A CLERGYMAN observed in his sermon, that this was unpardonable, as people did it with their eyes open. Wrapt up in the admiration of his own discourse, he did not observe that from its tediousness his audience one by one had slipped away, until there only remained a natural. Lifting up his eyes, he exclaimed, " What! All gone, except this poor idiot!" "Aye," says the lad, " and if I had not been a poor idiot I had been gone too." ECONOMY. A LADY asked her butler how she might best save a barrel of excellent small beer; he answered, " By placing a cask of strong beer by it." ' A CONSTELLATION OF BULLS. A letter written during the Irish rebellion. My dear Sir: --Having now a little peace and quietness, I sit down to inform you of a dreadful bustle and confusion we are in from these blood-thirsty rebels, most of whom 5-re, however, thank God, killed or dispersed. We are in a pretty mess; can get nothing to eat, nor any...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236820681
  • 9781236820686