Joe Miller's Jest Book
by Mark Lemon
Publisher: Hurst & Co.
Number of pages: 292
An immense collection of the funniest jokes, quaint and laughable anecdotes, mirth provoking stories, brilliant witticisms, and queer sayings. Here are over seventeen hundred jokes from the 1800's. The Jest Book was first published in 1864 and reprinted several times.
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by Gideon Wurdz - ManyBooks
An exhausting work of reference to un-certain English words, their origin, meaning, legitimate and illegitimate use, confused by a few pictures. This is a great sarcastic, witty, and sometimes a bit corny attempt at writing a dictionary.
by John Kendrick Bangs - Harper & Brothers Publishers
The idiot is the same old idiot, if a trifle worn. As an inventive idiot he is in his element although of all his numerous inventions he complains that none has been realized. Probably there is a deep psychological reason.
by Mat Coward - Smashwords
Suppose all the monsters in the world went on strike. Fear is an essential part of human life, and for centuries it's been provided by vampires, werewolves, zombies and ghouls. But what happens when the monsters take to the picket line?
by Jesse Lynch Williams - Charles Scribner's Sons
The first day at college: Hi, there! you big Freshman, take off your hat -- yes, we're talking to you -- take off your hat to the class above you -- stop, don't try to get by, my sober-faced young friend. That would not be nice of you.