Comic Annual,  10 (1839), 88–93.

The Assistant Drapers' Petition

[Thomas Hood]


Introduction, Drollery; Poetry, Drollery

Relevant illustrations:



T Hood


Meteorology, Prognostication, Medical Treatment

    The 'Drapers' movement' has suggested an inquiry of general importance to humankind, 'namely, "When ought we to leave off?"' (89). Among those whom Hood considers do not know when to leave off are 'all Murphy's frosts, showers, storms and hurricanes' (90). The illustration captioned 'Counter Irritation' (facing 91) depicts two long-suffering assistant drapers standing behind a counter at which an apathetic-looking young lady of fashion listlessly examines a large number of rolls of cloth.

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