Punch, 45 (1863), 39.
Jokes for 'Laughing Jackasses'
Introduction, Drollery; Proceedings, Drollery
Scientific Practitioners, Mental Illness, Government
Noting the jokes made by members of Parliament during discussion of Michael T Bass's motion for the suppression of street musicians. One claim that raised a laugh was Bass's report of the amount of time ('one fourth') that Charles Babbage had lost owing to interruptions by street bands.
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