Posts Tagged ‘Lawyer’

Make A Lawyer of Him

July 14, 2010


An old lady waked into a lawyer’s office lately, when the following conversation took place:

Lady — Squire, I called to see if you would like to take this boy and make a lawyer of him.

Lawyer — The boy appears rather young, madam — how old is he?

Lady — Seven years, sir.

Lawyer — He is too young, decidedly too young. Have you no boys older?

Lady — O yes, sir. I have several; but we have concluded to make farmers of the others. I told my old man I thought this little fellow would make a first rate lawyer, and so I called to see if you would take him.

Lawyer — No, madam; he is too young yet, to commence the study of the profession. But why do you think this boy any better calculated for a lawyer than your other sons?

Lady — Why, you see, sir, he’s just seven years old to-day. When he was only five, he’d lie like all natur; when he got to be six, he was as sassy and impudent as any critter could be; and now he’ll steal every thing he can lay his hands on!

The Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California) Mar 4, 1854

What is to Become of Her Suits and Breaches

January 4, 2009


Sexist Humor

A Miss Lovejoy, of Wisconsin, is now prosecuting her fourth breach of promise suit. Some man will marry that girl yet, in self-defense, and then will be determined what is to become of her suits and breaches.

Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas) June 17, 1874