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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, April 12, 1890   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, April 12, 1890 offers a humorous and entertaining glimpse into the political and social issues of the time. The illustrations are clever and satirical, providing a unique commentary on the events of the late 19th century. The writing is witty and sharp, showcasing the sharp wit and clever wordplay that Punch is known for. Overall, this volume provides a fascinating look at the cultural landscape of the time and is a delightful read for those interested in history and satire.

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PUNCH,

OR, THE LONDON CHARIVARI.

VOLUME 98.

APRIL 12, 1890.

A SUGGESTION FROM PUMP HANDLE COURT.

MY DEAR MR. PUNCH, As the representative of Justice in this country, I appeal to you. And when I write this, you must not imagine that I claim, in my own person, to represent Justice no, Sir, I only to some extent suggest the Law a very different matter. But, Sir, as suggesting the Law, I apply to you for redress on behalf of hundreds, nay, thousands, of members of a very noble and learned profession. Sir, you will have noticed that the Law Courts are congested. Look through the daily list (this you can do when term recommences), and you will find, that although Chancery is doing fairly well, there is scarcely a movement in Common Law. The reason for this is obvious. Nearly all the Common Law Judges are away, and business is simply at a standstill. Now, Sir, I am very reluctant to give their Lordships more trouble than necessary, but I do think, for all our sakes, that increased facility should be afforded for trying cases single handed. It should be managed in this wise. But here, perhaps, in the cause of intelligibility, you will permit me to describe my method in common (dramatic) form.

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