Tug of War, ca. 1880's
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.