Heavy Pressure

Heavy Pressure. Signature at lower left unclear. Source: Fun. Signed with monogram lower left. (23 February 1864): 234. Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. Click on image to enlarge it.

Little Tom Spriggins (returning to the wife of his bosom at 3 a.m.): — “Let’s see, half-a-crown, ain’t it, Cabby?!”

Cabby: — “Half-a-crown! No, it ain’t, it’s height-na-six. Look alive, for I’m subject to convulsions, and let out straight from the shoulder; so if yer don’t want me to be had up for manslaughter, fork out!”

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Last modified 21 February 2016