'Whenever Orders Are Received from Parties Painfully Bereaved' –
Visitor (to Friend Lately Left a Widower). 'Hello, Tom! That Looks a Stiffish Bill You've Got There!'
Tom. 'Ah, How Those Rascals of Undertakers Do Fleece You! They Know You Can Hardly Help Your Self! of Course, In My Poor Wife's Case I Would Cheerfully Have Paid Double. but One Hates to Be Done. – Um!'
Charles Keene (1823-1891)
PEN AND INK 5 X 4 INCHES WITH THE STAMP OF THE THOMAS ESMOND LOWINSKY COLLECTION PROVENANCE: THOMAS ESMOND LOWINSKY; MISS ETHEL SANDS ILLUSTRATED: PUNCH, 8 DECEMBER 1877, PAGE 253 (IN REVERSE)