A Test of Merit
"Tourist: — “Are there any inns in this village, my little man?”
"Small Native: — “’Ess, Sir, there be the ‘Fox and Lion’ in Middle-street, and the ‘Cobblers’ Arms.’ down the Mill-end.”
"Tourist: — “Which is the best one?
"Small Native: — “’I dunno, Sir, but Feather allus gits drunk at the ‘Cobblers’.”
Fun (23 June 1866): 271
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