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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 8, 1914" offers a delightful collection of satirical cartoons and written commentary that provide a window into the political and cultural landscape of early 20th century England. The illustrations are both clever and visually striking, while the writing is witty and sharp. The diverse range of topics covered, from social issues to international affairs, ensures there is something for everyone to enjoy in this volume. Readers with an interest in history or satire will undoubtedly find this collection to be a fascinating and entertaining read. Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 8, 1914" is a valuable piece of historical and literary work that continues to be relevant and engaging even over a century after its original publication.

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PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI

VOL. 146

APRIL 8, 1914.

CHARIVARIA.

"MR. ASQUITH CLEANS THE SLATE."

Daily Chronicle.

The pity is that so many of his followers seem to prefer to slate the clean.

Even The Nation is not quite satisfied with the Government, and has been alluding to "the extreme slackness of Cabinet methods," and complains that "situations are not thought out beforehand." The Government, apparently, is now taking the lesson to heart, for H.M.S. Foresight , we read, has now replaced H.M.S. Pathfinder in Belfast Lough.

What the newspapers describe as "An unknown Botticelli" has just been sold by a celebrated firm of art dealers to an American gentleman, and it only remains to hope that the painting was not unknown to BOTTICELLI.

"A telegram from Toledo," says a contemporary, "reports the theft of three valuable pictures by the celebrated artist, El Greco." There must be some mistake here. Anyhow, at the time of his death, a good many years ago, this gentleman was not under suspicion.

The Christian Endeavour Union of Washington, alarmed at the spread of luxury, has launched a society whose members pledge themselves to wear no finery during Easter. Those members who hide baldness by means of elaborate coiffures might carry the idea further by appearing, for one week only, with heads like Easter eggs... Continue reading book >>


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