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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, February 18, 1893   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, February 18, 1893 is a collection of satirical and humorous content that was published in the late 19th century. The magazine features a wide variety of cartoons, essays, and short stories that provide a unique window into the social and political issues of the time.

One of the standout features of this volume is the sharp wit and clever commentary that is present throughout. The cartoons in particular are well-executed and offer biting critiques of the social norms and political figures of the day. The essays and short stories also provide an interesting look at the cultural landscape of late Victorian England.

While some of the content may be dated and require a bit of historical context to fully appreciate, overall Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, February 18, 1893 is an entertaining and enlightening read. It offers a valuable glimpse into the attitudes and concerns of the time, and serves as a reminder that many of the issues facing society today are not new.

Overall, this volume of Punch is a fascinating read for anyone interested in history, humor, or social commentary. It's a testament to the enduring power of satire and an important piece of cultural history.

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VOL. 104.

FEBRUARY 18, 1893.


Picturing the Various Modes of Melodramatic Murder. ( By Our "Off his" Head Poet. )



It may be this that the Villain base Has insulted the hero's girl; It may be this that he's brought disgrace On a wretchedly acted Earl. I care not which it may chance to be, Only this do I chance to know A cliff looks down at a canvas sea And some property rocks below!

You say, perhaps, it is only there From a love of the picturesque You hint, maybe, that it takes no share In the plot of this weird burlesque; But cliffs that tremble at every touch, And that flap in the dreadful draught, Have something better to do ah, much! Than to criticise Nature's craft!

The cliff is there, and the ocean too, And the property rocks below. (These last, as yet, don't appear to you, But they're somewhere behind, I know.) The cliff is there, and the sea besides (As I fancy I've said before), And yonder alone the Villain hides Who is thirsting for someone's gore!

And now there comes to the Villain bold The unfortunate Villain Two. He's here to ask for the promised gold For the deeds he has had to do... Continue reading book >>

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