Sheep in the Fold

Sheep in the Fold. Engraved by the Dalziel Brothers, engravers. What appears to be a monogram is at lower left. Source: Fun. (19 April 1876): 178. Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. Click on image to enlarge it.

Infinitesimal Rustic (in an audible whisper): — “Be Feayther g’wine in the same pen wi’ oi?”

The little boy, who wears a country smock, takes literally the notion that Christ is a shepherd and worshipers His flock and sees the pews as sheep pens.

Related material: other cartoons about children, religion, and church services

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Last modified 21 April 2016