Thames Fishing by John Leech. The caption continues:

Fisherman (to Old Gentleman). “They're a' bitin' away over 'ere, Sir! Just step across that there bit o'wood, Sir, and you'll have acapital pitch, Sir!”.

Old Gentleman. “Across that bit of wood! Does the man think I'm a rope dancer?”.

Image from Internet Archive. Text and formatting by George P. Landow [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose without prior permission as long as you credit this site, the Internet Archive, and the University of Toronto library.]


John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character from the Collecton of Mr. Punch. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 1886.

Last modified 26 February 2011