Not so Fast!. Charles Keene. Source: Our People. [Click on image to enlarge it.] — George P. Landow. The caption continues:

Old Gent (soliliquizing, in the Wilds of Glenmuchie).— “Ah, well, this is very Jolly! Wealth’s a great Blessing– not that I'm a Rich Man–but after the Turmoil and Worry of Business come to be able to Retire to these charming Solitude, the Silence only broken by the grateful Sounds of the Rippling Stream (‘Burn’, I mean. Ah! I nearly had him then!), and the Hum of the Bee! To be able to leave London and it's tiresome Millions, and forget all the low —”

Voice from the bridge (The ubiquitous “Arry”).— “Could your Blige us with a Worm, Gov’nor?”!!

Other Keene cartoons on the pleasures of fishing

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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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