Bottom Fishing by John Leech. The caption continues:

Piscator No. 1. (miserably) “Now, Tom, do leave off. It isn't of any use; and it's getting quite dark”.

Piscator No. 2. “Leave off!! What a precious disagreeable chap you are. You come out for a day's pleasure and you're always a-wanting to go home!”.

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Bibliography

John leech's Pictures of Life and Character from the Collecton of Mr. Punch. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 1886. Page 118.


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