previous next

Wit and Wisdom from the London Punch.

It is a wonder that so respectable a man as Lord Napier [lately ordered home] was not recalled from Berlin long ago; and on Government must have some difficulty in finding any one worthy to succeed him at the Prussian Court. We have hanged almost everybody it to be sent there.

When a wise man use the weak argument because the strong one would be unacceptable to the many, and he is abused for shallowness by the few, they do not thereby prove themselves to be like him.

[The most true, Mr. Punch, Sancho Panza never uttered a wiser saying.]

Scene at a Morning Concert.--Husband, with bowed head, fast asleep. Wife suddenly discovers his condition, and, nudging him, whispers, "George! George! You are not in church."

There is nothing in music itself that necessarily renders its votaries such fools as you describe the majority to be. Some of the beat minds have been fond of music. I am. But a very commonplace person may be a very good musician, and if such a person becomes absorbed in one pursuit, and never reads, talks, or thinks, on any other subject — the fool is the product.

Only thirteen months and a half, now, to the millennium, says Dr. Cumming.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Punch (1)
Cumming (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: