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Lady in court addressed by judge

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a lady in court being addressed by a judge. Caption reads - Jude - "Do you know the nature of an oath, ma'am?" She - "Well - I 'ad ort to - my 'usband's a porter-pokeman."

Widow comforted by woman

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a widow being comforted by another woman. Caption reads: 'Consolatory' Widow - "Aye! Poor Tom died too soon for the lamb - but we had a beautiful piece o' beef for the funeral."

People at funeral dinner

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a woman and three men at a funeral dinner. Caption reads: 'Cull'd in the Spring' - Guest at funeral to fellow mourner-gloomily-"Very nice beef this" Widow (overhearing) - "Aye - puir Tommy died ower seun for the lamb!"

Two men talking

Consists of a watercolour sketch of two men talking. Caption reads: "Can you conceive anythhing more practically solemn than the denouncement in Romeo & Juliet - no poet could have made their fate so weirdly tragic - " Cynic - "Humph! Not unless he'd married 'em"

Tourist talking to landlord in bar

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a tourist talking to a landlord in a bar. Caption reads: Tourist - "Not many people staying, just now Landlord." Landlord - "Er - well - you see I'm a Host in myself"

Two men observing woman

Consists of a watercolour sketch of two men observing a woman. Caption reads: "Here's this beautiful pantomime girl coming, Sam!" Sam - "Ah! Her appearance seems somewhat familiar to me." "Why - you've seen her every night for the last week or so." Sam - "Ah! Yes - but I don't think I ever looked at her face before!"

Man discussing funeral with undertaker

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a smartly dressed man discussing a funeral with an undertaker. Caption reads: Undertaker - "Well Sir - here's your very good health may boxing day for you be far distant" Customer (who had been arranging funeral rites) - "H-m-m…"

Man and a woman observing dogs

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a man and a woman observing dogs. Caption reads: 'Innocence' She - "Dear me! How pretty!I suppose that large dog will be the Father!"

Men at dinner served by waiter

Consists of a watercolour sketch of two men at dinner being served by a waiter. Caption reads: Dine(wit) - "You never answer, Waiter - fear you're a dumb-waiter - ha ha!" Waiter - "Yessir - I doesn't converse much - special wi' camp-stools." diner - "Camp. Stools. How? What d'ye mean?" Waiter - "'Cos they're easily shut up!"

Man in restaurant served by waiter

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a man in a restaurant being served by a waiter. Caption reads: Diner - "Waiter - bring me a glass-" Waiter - "yessir - Beer or wine Sir?" Diner - "No - a magnifying glass - as I'm afraid of cutting this plate."

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