If all the seas were dried up, what would everybody say?—We haven't a notion (an ocean).
Why is a fishmonger never generous?—Because his business makes him sell fish (selfish).
What is that which works when it plays and plays when it works?—A fountain.
What is that from which you may take away the whole and yet there will be some remaining?—The word wholesome.
Why are fowls the most economical things a farmer can keep?—Because for every grain they give a peck.
What coin doubles its value by taking away a half of it?—Halfpenny.
Why is it dangerous to walk in the meadows in springtime?—Because the trees are shooting and the bulrush is out (bull rushes out).
Why is a vine like a soldier?—Because it is listed and has ten drills (ten-drils) and shoots.
Why is an opera-singer like a confectioner?—Because she deals in icecreams (high screams).
If a man who is carrying a dozen glass lamps drops one, what does he become?—A lamp lighter.
What belongs to yourself, but is used more by your friends than by yourself?—Your name.