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Two drunk men talking

Consists of a watercolour sketch of two drunk men talking next to a lampost. Caption reads: 'Astrononmy' - "Ish thah' the moon shir?" "Don’t loh shir - I'm a stranger in theesh parsh"

Two men discussing amateur theatre

Consists of a watercolour sketch of two men discussing amateur theatre. Caption reads: Amateur - "Er- I saw you at our amateur theatricals last night - how did you like my assumption of Hamlet?" Friend - "Greatest piece of assumption I ever witnessed."

Man placing order in restaurant

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a man placing an order in a restaurant. Caption reads: Diner - "Waiter, will you cut me a delicate slice of beef, reasonably free from fat and other extraneous matter and just sufficient gravy to moisten it?" Waiter (loudly to carver) - "One - Beef cut bias - Charlotte Russe flouncin' shirr'd hup back, with Pompad our rink roll hon houter hedge" (to Diner) - "D'ye want buttons on hit Sir." (SPEECHLESS).

Smartly dressed lady talking to vicar

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a smartly dressed lady talking to a vicar. Caption reads: She - "Do you really believe the marriages are made in heaven, Mr. Vicar?" Vicar - "Humph! Should think a good many are made at the fashionable watering places."

Lady talking to shopkeeper

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a lady talking to a shopkeeper. Caption reads: Lady - "What are thr grouse Mr." Shopman - "Twelve shillings per brace marm - Where can I send 'em?" Lady - "Oh! You needn't sned 'em - my husband's out Grouse shooting, and he'll call for 'em!"

Boy talking to grandma

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a boy talking to his grandma while she is knitting. Caption reads: "Always knitting Gran'ma." Grandma - "Yes dear - socks for the poor - you kow the Bible tells us 'Charity covers…'" "Oh yes! I remember - a multitude of shins!"

Clergyman consoling a widow

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a clergyman consoling a widow. Caption reads: Clergyman - "My Dear Mrs Smith - I wish most sincerely to console with you on the loss of your husband- he was…" Mrs S. - "Ah: but there's one thing - I know where he spends his evenings now!"

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