6. The Housemaids - Lord Mornington
A prize winning catch from Lord Mornington. This typically cheeky catch won a prize medal from the Catch Club in 1777. This is clearly just a very nice story about Nan who is trying to help Dolly fix her broom handle without much success, but then luckily John turns up to fix it. What a relief!
"As Dolly and Nan were sweeping a room The handle fell out of Dolly's broom, "Take it up you foolish wench," says Nan, "And thrust it in again as hard as you can." "Hold, hold," cried John, "You're a silly pair, Here's a better that will fit it to a hair."