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FASHIONABLE ENTERTAINMENTS FOR THE WEEK

"GOING TO THE THROAT AND EAR BALL, LADY MARY?"
"NO - WE ARE ENGAGED TO THE INCURABLE IDIOTS."
"THEN PERHAPS I MAY MEET YOU AT THE EPILEPTIC DANCE ON SATURDAY?"
"OH, YES - WE ARE SURE TO BE THERE. THE EPILEPTIC STEWARDS ARE SO DELIGHTFUL!"

source: Punch, June 23, 1877