How does it strike you

Hints on Horsemanship. [Scene on the Isle of Wight]. Click on image to enlarge it.

Equestrian: — “I say, my good fellow, is this the way to Ryde?”

Equestrian: — “Naw: — Thee turns out thee toes ta much!”

This cartoon from Fun is typical of much Victorian periodical humor, relying as it does on a pun and an intentional (or unintentional?) misunderstanding often, as in this case, involving figures from different social, economic, and geographical locations.

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“Hints on Horsemanship” Fun 4 (22 December 1866): 152. Hathi Digital Library Trust version of a copy in the University of Minnesota library. Web. 31 January 2016.

Last modified 31 January 2016