A Nicht wi’ Burns’

A Nicht wi’ Burns’. Edward G. Dalziel and engraved by one of the Dalziels. Source: Fun (11 January 1873): 18. Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. Click on image to enlarge it.

Jock: — “What, Sandy, drinking again? Eh, Mon, yer always drinkin’!”

Sandy: — “The herrin’ was awfu’ saut this morning, Jock”

Apparently a night with [Robert] Burns involves consuming a lot of whiskey, as the Fun cartoonist Dalziel comments upon a Scotsman’s heavy drinking — a fairly common topic in both this magazine and Punch. Note the variety of clothing — the tams and hats, jackets and coats.

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