The Commissariat. Charles Keene. Source: Our People. [Click on image to enlarge it.] — George P. Landow. The caption continues:

Squire (to new Butler).— “I have three or four clergyman coming to dine with me tomorrow, Prodgers, and–”

Mr. Prodgers.— “Igh or low, sir?”

Squire.— “well – I hardly– But why do you ask, Prodgers?”

Mr. Prodgers.— “Well, you see, Sir, the ‘Igh’ drinks most Wine, and the ‘Low’ eats most vittles, and I must prowide accordin!”

Keene on Church Politics and Children at Church

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Charles, Charles. Our People Sketched by Charles Keene from the Collection of "Mr. Punch". Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1881. Web. 17 February 2015.

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