The Tomahawk; A Saturday Journal of Satire Volume 3, Nos. 61-86

The Tomahawk; A Saturday Journal of Satire Volume 3, Nos. 61-86

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... it is still Sunday, and yet we are moving." "Ah, but that is a difierent matter l" " Why Y" said I. " Because Sir Smith wishes to come to Town to-night. I-le has paid extra I" " But because Sir Smith has paid extra does that make it less Sunday T" " Undoubtedly!" "Ah, it is your religion: how strange!" " Stra.nge--wicked one! I would have you know that we are Christians. We believe in two good books. One of these good books is called the Bible; but there is another which we esteem even more." "And that is called?" "The Ledger! The _/our defile of this book is known as the ' St. Leger, ' or ' Derby Day.' On the morning of the festival a great race is run, called the ' Oaks of Old" England, ' in which all the Mayors compete. The winner is made ' MiLord Mayor of London, ' with a salary of 150 a-year. N ow you understand; is it not ingenious? The Ledger takes care of us and directs us on earth--teIls us hov to live to the best advantage-how to do to others as we expect to be done by." "And what do you do with the Bible T' " Oh, that we keep to read when we get to Heaven! Plenty of time to read it then!" "Ah, it is capital! But have you not Bishops--have they not duties Y" " Oh, yes, to spend ten thousand a-year and wear monstrous lawn sleeves for the benefit of the laundresses I" With much instructive conversation we journeyed on. The night passed and the day began, and still we were miles away from London. The sun shone brightly, and at last I fell asleep. I was awakened by a jerk. We were nearly in total darkness, and before us...show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123697381X
  • 9781236973818