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LADY PRESIDENT--"What book has helped you most?"
NEW MEMBER--"My husband's check-book."--_Martha Young_.
"You may send me up the complete works of Shakespeare,
Goethe and Emerson--also something to read."
There are three classes of bookbuyers: Collectors, women
The owner of a large library solemnly warned a friend against
the practice of lending books. To punctuate his advice he
showed his friend the well-stocked shelves. "There!" said he.
"Every one of those books was lent me."
In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature,
Learning hath gained most by those books by which the
Printers have lost.--_Fuller_.
Books should to one of these four ends conduce,
For wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
--_Sir John Denham_.
A darky meeting another coming from the library with a book accosted him
"What book you done got there, Rastus?"
"'Last Days of Pompeii.'"
"Last days of Pompey? Is Pompey dead? I never heard about it. Now what
did Pompey die of?"
"I don't 'xactly know, but it must hab been some kind of 'ruption."
"I don't know what to give Lizzie for a Christmas present," one chorus
girl is reported to have said to her mate while discussing the gift to
be made to a third.
"Give her a book," suggested the other.
And the first one replied meditatively, "No, she's got a
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