Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Charles Keene - The State of the Game



THE STATE OF THE GAME
LADY CUSTOMER: 'HOW MUCH ARE GROUSE TO-DAY MR JIBLETS?'
POULTERER: 'TWELVE SHILLINGS A BRACE MA'AM. SHALL I SEND THEM-'
LADY CUSTOMER: 'NO, YOU NEED NOT SEND THEM, MY HUSBAND'S OUT GROUSE-SHOOTING AND HE'LL CALL FOR THEM AS HE COMES HOME!!'

PUNCH, 24 SEPTEMBER 1887, PAGE 135
from

THE BRITISH ART OF ILLUSTRATION 1800-2007
Chris Beetles
http://www.chrisbeetles.com/exhibitions/Illustrators_2007/Illustrators_2007.htm

2 comments:

Lin said...

Too funny! Love it!

Hermes said...

Not all Victorian humour works today. But some things never change!