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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, August 14, 1841   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, August 14, 1841" is a delightful collection of satirical cartoons, articles, and jokes that provide a fascinating glimpse into the social and political landscape of 19th century England. The wit and humor displayed in this publication are still relevant and entertaining today, making it a must-read for those interested in history and comedy. The illustrations are particularly noteworthy, capturing the absurdity of contemporary events and personalities with a sharp and incisive eye. Overall, "Punch" is a charming and amusing time capsule that offers an engaging perspective on the past.

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PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.

VOL. 1.

FOR THE WEEK ENDING AUGUST 14, 1841.

THE WIFE CATCHERS.

A LEGEND OF MY UNCLE'S BOOTS.

In Four Chapters.

CHAPTER III.

[Illustration: H]Haberdashers, continued my friend the boot, are wonderful people; they make the greatest show out of the smallest stock whether of brains or ribbons of any men in the world. A stranger could not pass through the village of Ballybreesthawn without being attracted by a shop which occupied the corner of the Market square and the main street, with a window looking both ways for custom. In these windows were displayed sundry articles of use and ornament toys, stationery, perfumery, ribbons, laces, hardware, spectacles, and Dutch dolls.

In a glass case on the counter were exhibited patent medicines, Birmingham jewellery, court plaister, and side combs. Behind the counter might be seen Mr. Matthew Tibbins, quite a precedent for country shop keepers, with uncommonly fair hair and slender fingers, a profusion of visible linen, and a most engaging lisp. In addition to his personal attractions, Tibbins possessed a large stock of accomplishments, which, like his goods, "might safely challenge competition." He was an acknowledged wit, and retailed compliments and cotton balls to the young ladies who visited his emporium... Continue reading book >>


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