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The caption reads: Mamma -- \"Who is that hamper for -- why for Poor Jerry, who is at school, you know.\" Darling -- (reflectively) \"Oh! Don't you think, Ma, I had better go to school.\" [below] Why is a flower out of season like an old coat? Because its seedy.


Ballad - Roud Number: 5696

Title: None like a mother if ever so poor

First Line: You tell me you love me, I fain would believe


IconClass Codes:
41C21: Kitchen
46A131: Bourgeoisie, middle class, citizens, burghers
42B7421: Mother and son(s) (family group)
42B71: Family life at home
41C6: Foodstuffs; still life of foodstuffs


Shelfmark: Firth b.27(151)

Notes:  Slip

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