A Quiet Weed by John Leech. This wood engraving originally appeared in Punch. 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.] The caption continues:

Guard. “Some one been smoking, I think?”

Passenger. “What! Smoking! That's very reprehensible. Peraps it was the clerical gentleman who has just got out of the next compartment.”


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

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