Good Reasons by John Leech. This wood engraving originally appeared in Punch. The caption continues:

Railway Official. “You'd better not smoke, Sir!”

Traveller. “That's what my friends say.”

Railway Official. “But you musn't smoke, Sir!”

Traveller. “So my doctor tells me.”

Railway Official (indignantly). “But you shan't smoke, Sir!”

Traveller. “That's what my wife says.”

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

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