Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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  1. Kolohe says:

    The elocution exercise in the speech bubble doesn’t appear to be from some ‘famous’ source, so probably either taken from a contemporary textbook or possibly a Briggs/Nesbitt original?Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Kolohe says:

      I googled “such is the end of petty beginnings” and found that it’s from _The Ranks in Life. For the Amusement and Instruction of Youth. a. London: J. Drury, 36 Lombard Street, corner of Plough Court, 1821_.

      I can’t find a copy of that to purchase anywhere so I’m guessing that that book got chopped up and plagiarized into books that made it to the schooling for those kids. I’m guessing.Report