Drawn Straight from the Tap

Phil E[bbutt] (fl. 1886-1903)

Pot-House Orator:— “Hin my humble opinion, Halfred, yer Gladstuns, and yer Lord Randolph Churchills, and her Lord Charles Beresfords, ain’t a patch on the blokes as used to be. Give me Lord Palmerston, Hardmiral Nelson, and the Dook of York they was Men o’ Gen’us hif yer like!”

Halfred:— “Ow d’yer know, Gov’ner?”

Pot-House Orator:— “Ow do I know? Why, by a-tottin’ horf the won’erful number of Public ’Ouses as is named arter ’em, hin course!”

Fun 46 (14 September 1887): 111

Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.

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