Richard S. Rhodes The world's wit and wits

ISBN 13: 9781235948459

The world's wit and wits

9781235948459: The world's wit and wits
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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. 1893 Excerpt: ...and should run for the Presidency, he hoped they would not make fun of him by attempting to make him a military hero! ©hey Didn't Reed Ijf. Philanthropist (collecting)--I am soliciting subscriptions for the benefit of the poor girls who work in the cigarette manufactories. They make just enough to pay their board, and have nothing left to purchase clothes. Crusty Old Gentleman--(who has seen pictures of the cigarette-maker in the cigar stores)--I guess it doesn't cost them much for clothes. Geat Cqan's Blunder. First Gentleman--"There is a treasure for you, a bust of Julius Caesar." Second Gentleman--"Julius Caesar was a great man. He was a great soldier and a very fair politician. But I always thought it rather absurd in him to write a book for beginners in Latin. Positively I think it has injured his reputation. She Inew f?is ©icjiujes. "My most terrible critic," said Mr. A the artist of this city, the other day, "is an old lady who frequently comes in here and never finishes her visit without telling me how much I paint like Mr. B. A few days ago when she was here she rushed up to a couple of little sketches I had on the wall and said 'There, now, I like those. You didn't copy B 's style when you painted them.' Some other artists who were in the corner were heard to snicker audibly, for I had just been telling them before my critic came in that those self-same pictures were by B himself and that I had got them by trading with him." Squibs. "Did Blobson go to the reception in full dress last evening?" asked Popinjay of a friend of his, who was there. "No," was the reply, "his dress wasn't quite full, but he was." A Texas gentleman has observed that when he goes out hunting, and has...

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