I can’t thmoke a pipe

I can’t thmoke a pipe

Edward Poynter

Wood engraving by ‘RSM’.

4½ x 3½ inches

London Society, 2 (1862):p.328.

Poynter’s take on the stupidity of upper-class characters (or ‘twits’) in Poor Richard’s Sayings. Though better known for his antiquarianism, Poynter has a satirical eye for the social mores of his own age, turning his versatile hand to whatever work was available.

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