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Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 27, 1893   By:

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PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI

VOLUME 104, MAY 27TH 1893

edited by Sir Francis Burnand

AN APPEAL FOR INSPIRATION.

[Mr. LEWIS MORRIS has been requested to write an ode on the approaching Royal Marriage.]

AWAKE my Muse, inspire your LEWIS MORRIS To pen an ode! to be another Horris! "HORACE" I should have written, but in place of it You see the word well, I'm within an ace of it. Awake my muse! strike up! your bard inspire To write this "by particular desire." Wet towels! Midnight oil! Here! Everything That can induce the singing bard to sing. Shake me, Ye Nine! I'm resolute, I'm bold! Come, Inspiration, lend thy furious hold! MORRIS on Pegasus! Plank money down! I'll back myself to win the Laureate's Crown!

THE CHIEF SECRETARY'S MUSICAL PERFORMANCE, WITH ACCOMPANIMENT. Mr. JOHN MORLEY arrived last Friday at Kingston. He went to Bray. He was "accompanied" by the Under Secretary. Surely the Leader of the Opposition, now at Belfast, won't lose such a chance as this item of news offers.

THE "WATER CARNIVAL." Good idea! But a very large proportion of those whom the show attracts would be all the better for a Soap and Water Carnival. Old Father Thames might be considerably improved by the process.

[Illustration: A RESERVED SEAT.

Mistress. "WELL, JAMES, HOW DID YOU LIKE THE SHOW? I HOPE YOU GOT A GOOD VIEW."

Jim. "YES THANKYE, M'M; I SAW IT FIRST RATE. THERE WAS ROOM FUR FOUR OR FIVE MORE WHERE I WAS."

Mistress (surprised). "INDEED! WHERE WAS THAT?"

Jim. "IN THE PARK, M'M, UP A CHES'NUT TREE."]

ODDS BOBBILI!

( The Rajah of Bobbili arrived by P.& O. at Marseilles, where he was received by Col. Humphrey on behalf of the Queen. )

There was a gay Rajah of Bobbili Who felt when a steamer on wobblely, "Delighted," says he, "Colonel HUMPHREY to see," So they dined and they drank hobby nobbeley.

IS THE TIMES ALSO AMONG THE PUNSTERS? In its masterly, or rather school masterly, article last Saturday, on "The Divisions on the Home Rule Bill," written with the special intention of whipping up the Unionist absentees, the Times said, "There is an opinion that, with a measure so far reaching in its character as the Home Rule Bill, pairing should be resorted to as sparingly as possible." The eye gifted with a three thousand joke search light power sees the pun at once, and reproduces it italicised, to be read aloud, thus " Pairing should be resorted to as pairingly as possible." What shall he have who makes a pun in the Times ? Our congratulations. Henceforth, to the jest detectors this new development may prove most interesting.

IMPERIAL INSTITUTE NOTICE AT THE RECEPTION. "Guests must retain their wraps and Head Coverings ." Evidently no bald men admitted.

AUSTRALIAN SONG IN MINOR KEY FOR ANY NUMBER OF VOICES. " I Know a Bank! "

A BUSINESS LETTER.

["Marriage is daily becoming a more commercial affair." A Society Paper. ]

DEAR FRED, Your favour of the 3rd, Has had my very best attention, But yet I cannot, in a word, Accept you on the terms you mention; Indeed, wherever you may try, According to the last advices You'll meet, I fear, the same reply "It can't be done, at current prices!"

In vain an ancient name you show, In vain for intellect are noted, Blue blood and brains, you surely know, At nominal amounts are quoted; And then, I see, you're weak enough To offer "love, sincere, unstudied," Why, Sir, with such Quixotic stuff The market's absolutely flooded!

But every day this fact confirms The time is over for romances, And whether we can come to terms Depends alone on your finances... Continue reading book >>


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