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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, May 20, 1914   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, May 20, 1914 is a delightful collection of satirical essays, cartoons, and short stories that provide a glimpse into the social and political issues of the time. The witty and clever humor found throughout the pages makes for an entertaining read, while also offering insight into the cultural norms and values of early 20th century London. The sharp commentary on various topics, from fashion to politics, showcases the talent of the writers and illustrators who contributed to the publication. Overall, this volume is a charming and insightful look at the world of the past, sure to entertain and enlighten any reader interested in history and satire.

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PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI

VOL. 146

MAY 20, 1914

CHARIVARIA.

It is comforting to know that we need not yet despair of human nature. Even the most abandoned politician may have one redeeming quality. For example, The Express tells us that Mr. WINSTON CHURCHILL is a reader of The Express.

It is reported to be the intention of General BOTHA to visit this country in June or July, and the Labour Party here are said to be already taking steps with a view to having him deported as an undesirable.

If Mr. HENRY CHAPLIN has been correctly reported he is even more of a reactionary than most of his opponents imagined. In the course of the debate on the Sunday Closing Bill he is said to have delivered himself as follows: "Drunkenness is diminishing, and I say Thank God; long may it continue." The pious ejaculation would seem to be an expression of gratitude for the joys of inebriety.

"Does the nightingale really boycott the land of Llewelyn and Mr. Lloyd George and why?" asks an anxious inquirer in a contemporary. If it is so we suspect the reason is a fear on the part of the bird that the CHANCELLOR may get to know of the rich quality of his notes and tax him out of existence.

Mr. GEORGE STOREY has been elected a Royal Academician... Continue reading book >>


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