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JEST - BOOK
THE CHOICEST ANECDOTES AND SAYINGS
SELECTED AND ARRANGED
BY MARK LEMON
16mo. Green Vellum. Vignette Title. Price, $ 1.75.
BOSTON POST. “ Gentlemen, prepare to smile. Here is an interest for a minute or a dull day. Mark Lemon gives us the result of his recondite searches and seizures in the regions of infinite jest. Like all good jesters, he has the quality of sound philosophy in him, and of reason also, for he discriminates closely, and serves up his wit with a deal of refinement in it.”
HARTFORD PRESS. "So exquisitely is the book printed, that every jest in it shines like a new gold dollar. It is the apotheosis of jokes. ... There is jollity enough in it to keep the whole American press good humored.”
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL. "Mark Lemon, who helps to flavor Punch, has gathered this volume of anecdotes, this parcel of sharp and witty sayings, and we have no fear in declaring that the reader will find it a book of some wisdom and much amusement. By this single 'Lemon' we judge of the rest."
CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE. “This little volume is a very agreeable provocative of mirth, and as such, it will be useful in driving dull care away.”
ST. JOHN'S GLOBE. “It contains many old jokes, which like good wine become all the better for age, and many new and fugitive ones which until now never had a local habitation and a name.”
CHICAGO JOURNAL. “For a fireside we can imagine nothing more diverting or more likely to be laughed over during the intervals of labor or study."