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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, May 31, 1890   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, May 31, 1890" is a collection of satirical cartoons, articles, and jokes that provide a fascinating glimpse into the social and political issues of late 19th century England. The illustrations are clever and well-executed, while the writing is sharp, witty, and often acerbic. By turning a critical eye on contemporary events and figures, the publication offers readers a humorous and thought-provoking commentary on the world around them. Though some of the references may be dated, the overall tone and themes remain relevant and enjoyable to modern audiences. Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, May 31, 1890" is a valuable historical resource and a delightful read for those interested in Victorian-era humor and satire.

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VOLUME 98, MAY 31ST 1890

edited by Sir Francis Burnand



The line of carriages bound for Buckingham Palace is moving by slow stages down the Drive. A curious but not uncritical crowd, consisting largely of females, peer into the carriages as they pass, and derive an occult pleasure from a glimpse of a satin train and a bouquet. Other spectators circulate behind them, roving from carriage to carriage, straining and staring in at the occupants with the childlike interest of South Sea Islanders. The coachmen and footmen gaze impassively before them, ignoring the crowd to the best of their ability. The ladies in the carriages bear the ordeal of popular inspection with either haughty resignation, elaborate unconsciousness, or amused tolerance, and it is difficult to say which demeanour provokes the greatest resentment in the democratic breast.

Chorus of Female Spectators. We shall see better here than what we did last Droring Room. Law, 'ow it did come down, too, pouring the 'ole day. I was that sorry for the poor 'orses!... Oh, that one was nice, MARIRE! Did you see 'er train? all flame coloured satting lovely ! Ain't them flowers beautiful? Oh, LIZA, 'ere's a pore skinny lookin' thing coming next look at 'er pore dear arms, all bare! But dressed 'andsome enough... Continue reading book >>

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