Very Particular 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:

First Railway Porter. “What does he say, Bill?”

Second Ditto. “Why, he says hemust have a compartment to hisself, because he can't get on without his smoke.”


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

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