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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 20, 1893   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 20, 1893 is a delightful collection of satirical cartoons and humorous articles that provide a fascinating glimpse into the social and political landscape of late 19th-century Britain. The witty commentary on current events, paired with the clever illustrations, offers a unique perspective on the issues of the time.

The contributors to this volume display a sharp wit and a keen eye for detail, making the reader both chuckle and think deeply about the topics being presented. From political scandals to societal norms, the pieces in this volume cover a wide range of subjects, all with a playful and irreverent tone.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 20, 1893 is a wonderful read for anyone interested in history, humor, or both. The writing is intelligent, the illustrations are charming, and the overall package is a delightful look back at a bygone era. Highly recommended for fans of satire and British history.

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VOLUME 104, MAY 20TH 1893

edited by Sir Francis Burnand


Another Show! A splendid Imperial Show! Magnificent weather! Real QUEEN'S weather, and consequently a big success. The grandeur, the solidarity of the British Empire [&c., &c. . Editor regrets that for lack of space he is compelled to omit the remainder of this remarkably fine panegyric. He suggests to Author that it would come out well in pamphlet form, price one shilling, or it might be given away with a pound of Indian tea. ED.] Obedient to the call of duty I was myself present as one of the 'umblest of the distinguished guests assembled to welcome Her Imperial MAJESTY on this auspicious occasion. It was my good fortune to be immediately in front of a charming Young Lady and her delightful Grandmother. The latter was a trifle deaf, and her Granddaughter being a wonderfully well informed young lady, I had quite an enjoyable time of it; as had also my neighbours, though I regret to say that some of them after the first three quarters of an hour seemed rather to resent the gratuitous information given with astonishing volubility by the amiable Young Lady to her confiding relative. For example, up came his Grace the Archbishop of CANTERBURY. "That's the LORD CHANCELLOR," our well informed Young Lady told her Grandmother... Continue reading book >>

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