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The Jest Book: The Choicest Anecdotes and Sayings (Classic Reprint)

The Jest Book: The Choicest Anecdotes and Sayings (Classic Reprint)

by Mark Lemon
     
 

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The Compiler of this new Jest Book is desirous to make known that it is composed mainly of old jokes, - some older than Joe Miller himself, - with a liberal sprinkling of new jests gathered from books and hearsay. In the course of his researches he has been surprised to find how many Jests,

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Excerpt from The Jest Book: The Choicest Anecdotes and Sayings

The Compiler of this new Jest Book is desirous to make known that it is composed mainly of old jokes, - some older than Joe Miller himself, - with a liberal sprinkling of new jests gathered from books and hearsay. In the course of his researches he has been surprised to find how many Jests, Impromptus, and Repartees have passed current, century after century, until their original utterer is lost in the "mist of ages"; a Good Joke being transferred from one reputed Wit to another, thus resembling certain rare Wines which are continually being rebottled but are never consumed. Dr. Darwin and Sir Charles Lyell, when they have satisfied themselves as to the Origin of Species and the Antiquity of Man, could not better employ their speculative minds than in determining the origin and antiquity of the venerable "joes" which have been in circulation beyond the remembrance of that mythical personage, "the Oldest Inhabitant."

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ISBN-13:
9781330615492
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/03/2015
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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