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Bone Squash's Black Joke Al-Ma-Nig
Anonymous
Philadelphia: Fisher and Brother, 1851.

DARK FACES AN' BRIGHT EYE-DEAS


  "HA! ha! Wal for my part, Squire Stiff-Sturgeon, ob all de drinks for an aberage beverage, you mean, squire, precisely, ob all de drinks, I prefer de fluid water in a state ob nudity."

  "Sa, cool, nat'ral water am werry sanitary, but I rader prefers it purified an' filtered wid a little Agra Whitey, which dat renowned Richardsnary Samuel Jonsing, de double L. D., tre-nominates, French Brandy, as it sort a kind o' deludes de frizidity."

  "Dat am disclusibly correc', water in a state ob nudity, am a sanatroy aberage for fishes, boats, ships, an' oder piscatagorical inspec's, but human natur' am a scale above dat hetergenius, so he am, squire; an' hea's to do healf ob his dead antycestors."

  "De same—hunk an' drunk."