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Tug of War, ca. 1880's
Raphael Tuck & Sons

This shaped card bears a verse by Frederick Langbridge, note the drunken dialect.

Ye pragmatical baste, ye sophistical swine,
Will ye set yer opinion conthrary to mine
When I bought ye for cash, an reserved the resate
With a dhrink just to make the thransaction complate?
Be silent, ye blaggard-don't spake till yer hit--
Won't I hear me remarks for the squales ye emit?
Conviction won't move ye the divle a stir,
Thin I'll give ye compulsion-'tis that ye prefer.


 
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