Joe Miller's Jest Book
by Mark Lemon
Publisher: Hurst & Co.
Number of pages: 292
An immense collection of the funniest jokes, quaint and laughable anecdotes, mirth provoking stories, brilliant witticisms, and queer sayings. Here are over seventeen hundred jokes from the 1800's. The Jest Book was first published in 1864 and reprinted several times.
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by F. Anstey - ManyBooks
A djinn, sealed in a jar for three thousand years, has been found by Horace Ventimore, a young and not very flourishing architect. Upon his release the djinn expresses his gratitude by seeking to grant his benefactor's every wish ...
by Donald Ogden Stewart - George H. Doran Company
Mr. H. G. Wells, in his 'Outline of History', was of necessity forced to omit the narration of many of the chief events in the history of these United States. Such omissions the author has in this brief volume endeavored to supply.
by Addie Johnson - Conari Press
The Little Book of Big Excuses is the ultimate compendium of strategems for all excuse-meisters who want to weasel out and slack-off with impunity. Life is serious business, people, so pay attention. Let Addie help you off the hook.
by Jerome K. Jerome
This is a story of three Englishman who pile into a boat with food, clothes, and a fox terrier and set off on the Thames to see the English countryside. The book is today considered one of the funniest books in the English language.