Seymour's Humorous Sketches Illustrated in Prose and Verse
Robert Seymour, a graphic humourist of the highest order, was born in or near London, about the year 1800. He was apprenticed at the usual age to Mr. Thomas Vaughan, an eminent pattern-drawer in Spitalfields, and his practice in that department of art appears to have given him the facility and accuracy of pencil for which he was afterwards so distinguished. Within a very short period of fulfilling his term of apprenticeship, he commenced, on his own account, as a painter in oils, and must have been tolerably expert at that early age, as already in the spring of 1822, we find him exhibiting a picture of some pretensions at the Royal Academy.
Source: Biographical Notice from Seymour's Humorous Sketches by publisher Henry G. Bohn.
Turnpike man: You should have gone home the way you came out, that ticket won't do here so out with your coppers, threepence.
Cockney: I doesn't think I've got any halfpence.
Turnpike man: Well, then I must give you change.
Cockney: But I'm afeard I havn't got any silver left. I say mister, cou'd'nt you trust me. I'd be werry sure to bring it to you.