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Title

[Eavesdropping]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1907-02-19

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Eavesdrops on a man being henpecked by his wife.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

ImageNo.

90

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1907-02-19

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: Theres a poor fellow getting his misery loves company. So I'll just do a little ear work and listen.
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Man: I'm all right!
Woman: No! You are not! We'll go back home! You are ill and I know it! You look ill but you won't own it up! You are sick!
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Man: I feel fine, honest!
Woman: You think you do! I know better. I know how you looked just before you had that last bilious attack and you--
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Man: I am not bilious, dear!
Woman: We'll go back home anyway and you'll lay down awhile and quiet yourself. I'll bathe your feet, it son't hurt to be a little--
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Man: Pshaw! I ain't sick, dear.
Woman: I know you're not this minute but you are going to be sick, if you don't be careful. There's a doctor not going by, I'll--
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Man: Aw! Don't call that doctor!
Woman: You are a doctor, aren't you? Well, won't you please come here a minute and convince my husband that he is ill? He insists that he is not but you can tell.
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Man: Do I look ill, Doctor?
Mr. Bunion: Your husband, Madam, is one of these tough little propositions that you couldn't kill with an ax. Leave him alone and he'll never be sick. Let him rest! Give him a rest!
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[out of panel] Ah! Ha! The doctor said you needed a rest! come home now and rest a bit and I'll talk to you.
Mr. Bunion: Yum! Hum! Old valise you are a delight after all! Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum!

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, FEB 16-APR 1907 Reel 105

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works III, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004), pg.161

Tags

illness
marriage

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Eavesdropping],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed September 23, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/90.