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Title: Douglas Jerrold and ‘Punch’
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: Jerrold, Walter, 1865-1929 Jerrold, Douglas William, 1803-1857
Subjects: Jerrold, Douglas William, 1803-1857 Punch, London
Publisher: London : Macmillan and co., limited
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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carriages. When they do not, they, like Lord ChancellorLyndhurst, job a Brougham. An actor sometimes spendstwelve thousand a year ; or if he doesnt exactly spend it, 404 DOUGLAS JERROLD AND PUNCH he takes credit for the same. Actresses, too, like watches,to act well, must act upon diamonds : these are sometimesborrowed at the rate of a hundred and fifty pounds perannum. The present specimen of the Actor is also asample of the first fashions. He is allowed great privilegesbeyond those of any vulgar tradesman. When he cantpay his debts he is allowed to make a joke, which istaken by the judge (commissioner he is called) as a veryhandsome dividend to be shared among the creditors.Three jokes and a fair intention at a fourth are generallyreceived from the Actor as satisfaction in full to anyamount of thousands. Case IV.—A Sempstress The women who live by needle and thread amount tomany thousands ; and are easily known by the freshness

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of their complexions and the cheerfulness of their manners.Indeed, nothing shows the humanity of the barbarians ina more favourable light than the great attention which Ispaid by the rich and high to the comforts of theirmilliners, dressmakers, and sempstresses. Women ofnoblest title constantly refuse an invitation to partiesrather than press too hardly upon the time of those whohave to make their dresses. Indeed, there is what iscalled a visiting Committee of Ladies, who take upon EXHIBITION OF THE ENGLISH IN CHINA 405 themselves the duty of calling, not only on the employersof the needle-women to inquire into the comforts of theworkers, but of visiting the humble homes of the womenthemselves, to see that they want nothing that mayadminister to their health and reasonable recreation.Hence there is a saying in England, that the life of asempstress is as the life of a bee ; she does nothing butsing and make honey. Case V.—The Literary Lord Perhaps nothing shows a greater laxity of th

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