Servantcalism. No. VI by John Leech. This wood engraving originally appeared in Punch. The caption continues:

Lady. “Wish to leave? Why, I thought, Thompson, you were very comfortable with me!”

Thompson (who is extremely refined). “Hoh yes, Mam! I don't find no fault with you, Mam — nor yet with master — but the truth his, Mam — the hother servants is so 'orrid vulgar, and hignorant, and sepaks so hungrammatical, that I reely cannot live in the same 'ouse 'em — I should like to go this day month, if so be has it wont illconvenience you!”

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John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character from the Collecton of Mr. Punch. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 1886.

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