The Modern Joe Miller, Ed. by R.C.W

The Modern Joe Miller, Ed. by R.C.W

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ..."Don't you cry--let your creditors cry!" NOTE OF INTERROGATION. Pope, the poet, who was greatly deformed, sneering at the ignorance of a yflung man, asked him if he knew what an interrogation was? "Yes, sir," said he, "it's a little crooked thing that asks questions." AN EQUIVALENT. When Quin the actor was one day lamenting his growing old, a pert young fellow asked him what he would now give to be as young as he. ' I would be content," said Quin, "to be as foolish." AN EYE KNOCKED OUT. A man one day said curosity for curiosity. A gentleman who heard him said to his friend, "How that man murders the English language!" "Not so bad," replied the friend, "he has only knocked an I out." a SPEAKING IN TIME. A buffoon at the court of Francis I. complained to the king that a great lord threatened to murder him for uttering some jokes about him. "If he does," said Francis, "he shall be hanged in five minutes after!" "I wish," replied the complainant, "that your Majesty would hang him five minutes before." A LONG TEXT. A clergyman was once going to preach on the text of the Samaritan woman, and after reading it he said, "Do not wonder, my beloved, that the text is so long, for it is a woman that speaks." CHOICE POETRY. A very indifferent poet having read what he deemed the choice parts of a pretty long poem, inquired, "Which were the passages he most approved?" "Those which you have not yet read," replied the other. A gentleman writing a letter at a club, discovered an Irish member leaning over his shoulder reading what he wrote. Stopping short in what he was writing, the gentleman added, ' I would go on, but...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520718
  • 9781236520715