Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, January 17, 1891   By:

Book cover

First Page:

PUNCH,

OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.

VOL. 100.

January 17, 1891.

[Illustration: OUR SPORT AND ART EXHIBITION.

DRAWING A BADGER.]

VOCES POPULI.

AT THE REGENT STREET TUSSAUD'S.

BEFORE THE EFFIGY OF DR. KOCH, WHO IS REPRESENTED IN THE ACT OF EXAMINING A TEST TUBE WITH THE EXPRESSION OF BLAND BLAMELESSNESS PECULIAR TO WAX MODELS.

Well informed Visitor . That's Dr. KOCH, making his great discovery!

[Illustration]

Unscientific V. What did he discover?

Well inf. V. Why, the Consumption Bacillus. He's got it in that bottle he's holding up.

Unsc. V. And what's the good of it, now he has discovered it?

Well inf. V. Good? Why, it's the thing that causes consumption , you know!

Unsc. V. Then it's a pity he didn't leave it alone!

BEFORE A SCENE REPRESENTING "THE HOME LIFE AT SANDRINGHAM."

First Old Lady ( with Catalogue ). It says here that "the note the page is handing may have come from Sir DIGHTON PROBYN, the Comptroller of the Royal Household" Fancy that !

Second Old Lady . He's brought it in in his fingers. Now that 's a thing I never allow in my house. I always tell SARAH to bring all letters, and even circulars, in on a tray!

BEFORE A SCENE REPRESENTING THE LATE FRED ARCHER, MOUNTED, ON ASCOT RACE COURSE.

A. Sportsman . H'm ARCHER, eh? Shouldn't have backed his mount in that race!

BEFORE "THE LIBRARY AT HAWARDEN."

Gladstonian Enthusiast ( to Friend, who, with the perverse ingenuity of patrons of Wax works, has been endeavouring to identify the Rev. JOHN WESLEY among the Cabinet in Downing Street ). Oh, never mind all that lot, BETSY; they're only the Gover'ment ! Here's dear Mr. and Mrs. GLADSTONE in this next! See, he's lookin' for something in a drawer of his side board ain't that natural ? And only look a lot of people have been leaving Christmas cards on him ( a pretty and touching tribute of affection, which is eminently characteristic of a warm hearted Public ). I wish I'd thought o' bringing one with me!

Her Friend . So do I. We might send one 'ere by post but it'll have to be a New Year Card now!

A Strict Old Lady ( before next group ). Who are these two? "Mr. 'ENERY IRVING, and Miss ELLEN TERRY in Faust ," eh? No I don't care to stop to see them that's play actin', that is and I don't 'old with it nohow! What are these two parties supposed to be doin' of over here? What Cardinal NEWMAN and Cardinal MANNING at the High Altar at the Oratory, Brompton! Come along, and don't encourage Popery by looking at such figures. I did 'ear as they'd got Mrs. PEARCEY and the prambilator somewheres. I should like to see that, now.

IN THE CHILDREN'S GALLERY.

An Aunt ( who finds the excellent Catalogue a mine of useful information ). Look, BOBBY, dear ( reading ). "Here we have CONSTANTINE'S Cat, as seen in the ' Nights of Straparola ,' an Italian romancist, whose book was translated into French in the year 1585 "

Bobby ( disappointed ). Oh, then it isn't Puss in Boots!

A Genial Grandfather ( pausing before "Crusoe and Friday" ). Well, PERCY, my boy, you know who that is, at all events eh?

Percy . I suppose it is STANLEY but it's not very like.

The G.G. STANLEY! Why, bless my soul, never heard of Robinson Crusoe and his man Friday ?

Percy . Oh, I've heard of them, of course they come in Pantomimes but I like more grown up sort of books myself, you know. Is this girl asleep She ?

The G.G. No at least well, I expect it's " The Sleeping Beauty ." You remember her, of course all about the ball, and the glass slipper, and her father picking a rose when the hedge grew round the palace, eh?

Percy . Ah, you see, Grandfather, you had more time for general reading than we get. ( He looks through a practicable cottage window. ) Hallo, a Dog and a Cat. Not badly stuffed!

The G.G. Why that must be " Old Mother Hubbard ." ( Quoting from memory. ) "Old Mother Hubbard sat in a cupboard, eating a Christmas pie or a bone was it?"

Percy ... Continue reading book >>


Book sections



eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book



Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books