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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, February 28, 1891   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, February 28, 1891" is a delightful collection of satirical illustrations and humorous writings that reflect the social and political climate of Victorian England. The witty commentary and clever caricatures found within its pages provide a sharp and entertaining insight into the issues of the time, making it a fascinating read for anyone interested in history or satire. The editors and contributors of Punch have a keen eye for detail and a sharp wit, creating a magazine that is both funny and thought-provoking. Overall, this volume is a wonderful window into the past and a testament to the enduring popularity of satirical humor.

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VOL. 100.

February 28, 1891.




We will assume, simply for the purposes of this argument, that you, reader, are an innocent minded elderly lady, and a regular subscriber to the Local Circulating Library. You are sitting by your comfortable fireside, knitting a "cross over" for a Bazaar, when your little maid announces a gentleman, who says he has not a card case with him, but requests that you will see him.

"You are sure he is a gentleman, MARY ANN?" you will inquire, with a slight uneasiness as to the umbrellas in the hall.

"Oh, a puffict gentleman, Mam," says MARY ANN "with a respirator."

Upon this testimony to his social standing, you direct that the perfect gentleman shall be shown in.

MARY ANN has not deceived you he has a respirator, also blue spectacles, and a red nose. He apologises with fluent humility for intruding upon you without the honour of a previous acquaintance, and takes a chair, after which he shifts his respirator to his chin, sheds a pair of immense woollen gloves into his hat, and produces a bundle of papers, over which he intreats you to cast an eye. On perusing them, they prove to be letters from various eminent authors, whose names are, more or less, familiar to you... Continue reading book >>

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