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English Caricaturists, 1893 - "Hunting the Horns" at Highgate.png

Alfred Crowquill.][From "The Book of Days."


"When any person passed through Highgate for the first time on his way to London, he, being brought before the horns, had a mock oath administered to him, to the effect that he would never drink small beer when he could get strong, unless he liked it better; that he would never eat brown bread when he could get white, or water-gruel, when he could command turtle-soup; that he would never make love to the maid when he might to the mistress; and so on  .  according to the wit of the imposer of the oath, and simplicity of the oath-taker."

[Face p. 369.