'mine's A Good 'un Too' Rejoined He; 'and I'll Trot You To
Hampton-wick for a pot o' beer.' I declined the match; and the butcher's boy, as he stuck his single spur into his horse's side, exclaimed, with a look of contempt, 'I thought you were only a muff!' ...
'pretty Fair' Was My
1dbeing 15l 9s 11d In Favor Of _chin-surveying_
A Back-handed Hit
LORD DERBY once said that Ireland was positively worse than it is represented. That's intended, said A'Beckett, as a sinister insult to the members who represent that wretched country. ...
A Bad Bargain
A MAN bought a horse on condition that he should pay half down, and be in debt for the remainder. A short time after, the seller demanding payment of the balance, the other answered, No; it was agreed that I should be in your debt for the remainder;...
A Bad Crop
A SEEDSMAN being lately held to bail for using inflammatory language respecting the Reform Bill, a wag observed, it was probably in the line of his profession--to promote business, he wished to sow sedition. ...
A Bad Crop
AFTER a long drought, there fell a torrent of rain; and a country gentleman observed to Sir John Hamilton, This is a most delightful rain; I hope it will bring up everything out of the ground.--By Jove, sir, said Sir John, I hope not; for I have sow...
A Bad Customer
WE don't sell spirits, said a law-evading beer-seller; we will give you a glass; and then, if you want a biscuit, we'll sell it to you for three ha'pence. The good creature was handed down, a stiff glass swallowed, and the landlord handed his custom...
A Bad End
IT was told of Jekyll, that one of his friends, a brewer, had been drowned in his own vat. Ah! he exclaimed, floating in his own watery bier. ...
A Bad Example
A CERTAIN noble lord being in his early years much addicted to dissipation, his mother advised him to take example by a gentleman, whose food was herbs and his drink water. What! madam, said he, would you have me to imitate a man who eats like a bea...
A Bad Harvest
THERE was much sound palpable argument in the speech of a country lad to an idler, who boasted his ancient family: So much the worse for you, said the peasant; as we ploughmen say, 'the older the seed the worse the crop.' ...
A Bad Judge
UPON the occasion of the birth of the Princess Royal, the Duke of Wellington was in the act of leaving Buckingham Palace, when he met Lord Hill; in answer to whose inquiries about Her Majesty and the little stranger, his grace replied, Very fine chi...
A Bad Label
TOM bought a gallon of gin to take home; and, by way of a label, wrote his name upon a card, which happened to be the seven of clubs, and tied it to the handle. A friend coming along, and observing the jug, quietly remarked: That's an awful careless...
A Bad Lot
THE household furniture of an English barrister, then recently deceased, was being sold, in a country town, when one neighbor remarked to another that the stock of goods and chattels appeared to be extremely scanty, considering the rank of the lawye...
A Walking Stick
An Honor To Tipperary
A New Sign
The Tanner; An Epigram
A Pertinent Question
A Seasonable Joke
Measure For Measure
The Debt Paid