Mr. Jos shaves off his mustachios

Mr. Jos shaves off his mustachios

William Makepeace Thackeray

Wood engraving, c.1861

Illustration for Thackeray's own Vanity Fair

Passage illustrated: "Isidor swept off his mustachio in no time with the razor, and heard with inexpressable delight his master's orders that he should fetch a hat and a plain coat. "Ne porty ploo-habit militair-bonny-donny a voo, prenny dehors" — were Jos's words, — the coat and cap were at last his property.

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