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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