The World of Wit and Humour, Ed. by G.M. Fenn

The World of Wit and Humour, Ed. by G.M. Fenn

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... "Well, I can't say that exactly; but I saw him sitting in the middle of the floor, making grabs in tho air, and saying that he'd be whipped if he didn't catch tho bed the next time it ran round him." In a recent case for assault, the defendant Eleaded guilty. "I think I must bo guilty," said e, "because the plaintiff and I were the only ones in the room; and the first thing I knew was that I wao standing up, and he was doubled over the table. You'd better call it guilty." A Celebrated engineer, being examined at a trial, made use of the expression " the creative power of a machine," upon which the judge somewhat offensively asked him what he meant by the phrase. "I mean, my lord," said the engineer, "that power which enables a man to convert a goat's tail into a judge's wig." At an excise case recently tried a witness was called who did not taste the liquor, but who testified positively that it was liquor sold and drunk, for he could tell it a mile off. The counsel for the defence asked him if he drank any of it. "Drunk any of it?" he said, "why, no, don't you see I'm alive?" A Fellow found guilty of burglary and robbery before Justice Day, in Ireland, shrewdly enough observed, that his fate had been singular, he had lost by Day what he had got by night. "what would you do when first employed to bring an action?" asked an examiner of a young candidate for the legal profession. "Ask for money on account," was the prompt reply. He passed. Two eminent members of the Irish bar, Messrs. Doyle and Yelverton, quarrelled some years ago so violently that from words they came to blows. Doyle, the more powerful man (at the fists, at least), knocked...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 699g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855094
  • 9781236855091