The Fagging System — Triumph of Mind over Matter

Wood engraving

Punch 29 (6 October 1855): 132

Old Gent. "And pray who is your friend with the Coffee Pot!"

Small boy. "That? Oh! He's my fag — He gets me my bully him!"breakfast and such like, but I always leave him some crumpets — and I never never bully him!"

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  • Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham

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