Insult to Injury

Insult to Injury

Gordon Thomson (fl. 1866-1886)

Wood engraving by the Dalziels

Judy (23 May 1877): 58

A newsboy tries to sell papers to both the man and woman who have exited the divorce court — “Here ye are, Sir!” and “Here ye are, Madam!” — thereby emphazing that they are now legally separate individuals, for the husband no longer “covers” the wife and they are therefore no longer legally a single person. — George P. Landow

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