WITTY, WISE, AND OTHERWISE.
A. E. LAMOTHE.
DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN
'THE MANX SUN, LIMITED
To the memory of my late much-valued friend SIR JAMES GELL, Knight, C.V.O., Clerk of the Rolls, I respectfully dedicate this collection of Humorous Stories, with the desire of rendering a small tribute of respect and affection to a distinguished, learned, and kind-hearted Manxman.
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CHAPTER II.Remarks and Reminiscences of Manx Life and Character, and Folklore.
CHAPTER III.On the Wit and Humour of the Manx Language, including Proverbs, Epitaphs, Idioms, Witty Sayings, Quaint Customs; and Tit-Bits.
CHAPTER IV.Humourous Stories of the Manx Governors, Bishops, Clergy, Doctors, the Bench, Bar, Schoolroom Childrens Sayings, House of Keys, Election Stories, Servants, and Miscellaneous.
CHAPTER VStories of the Sea, and Amusing Anecdotes about Smugglers, Sailors, and Farmers.
CHAPTER VI.The Royal Visit to Manxland:, with pleasing and whimsical Anecdotes and Stories connected with the coming of His Majesty the King.
CHAPTER VIIGeneral Observations on the former chapters,