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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, August 21, 1841" offers readers a fascinating glimpse into the social, political, and cultural landscape of the early Victorian era. The collection of satirical essays, cartoons, and sketches provides a witty and insightful commentary on the issues of the day, including the state of British society, its political figures, and the emerging technologies of the time.

The writing is sharp and clever, with a biting sense of humor that keeps the reader engaged and entertained. The illustrations are equally impressive, adding a visual element to the commentary that enhances the overall reading experience.

While some of the references may be unfamiliar to modern readers, the overarching themes of societal satire and political criticism are timeless and still resonate today. Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, August 21, 1841" is a valuable historical document that provides a unique perspective on the Victorian era and is sure to appeal to those with an interest in satire, history, and British culture.

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PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.

VOL. 1.

FOR THE WEEK ENDING AUGUST 21, 1841.

THE WIFE CATCHERS.

A LEGEND OF MY UNCLE'S BOOTS.

In Four Chapters.

CHAPTER IV.

[Illustration: T]The conversation now subsided into "private and confidential" whispers, from which I could learn that Miss O'Brannigan had consented to quit her father's halls with Terence that very night, and, before the priest, to become his true and lawful wife.

It had been previously understood that those of the guests who lived at a distance from the lodge should sleep there that night. Nothing could have been more favourable for the designs of the lovers; and it was arranged between them, that Miss Biddy was to steal from her chamber into the yard, at daybreak, and apprise her lover of her presence by flinging a handful of gravel against his window. Terence's horse was warranted to carry double, and the lady had taken the precaution to secure the key of the stable where he was placed.

It was long after midnight before the company began to separate; cloaks, shawls, and tippets were called for; a jug of punch of extra strength was compounded, and a doch an dhurris [1] of the steaming beverage administered to every individual before they were permitted to depart... Continue reading book >>


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