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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, January 17, 1891" is a collection of satirical and comical sketches and articles that were originally published in the popular British magazine, Punch. The content is a mix of political commentary, humorous stories, and illustrations that poke fun at the social norms and events of the time.

The strength of this volume lies in its ability to provide a snapshot of the Victorian era, capturing the attitudes and concerns of the people living in that time period. The writing is witty and clever, with a sharp sense of humor that is still relevant and entertaining today.

However, some readers may find the content to be outdated or inaccessible, as the references and jokes are specific to the time in which they were written. Additionally, the style of humor may not resonate with everyone, as it relies heavily on verbal wit and wordplay.

Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, January 17, 1891" is a fascinating read for history buffs and fans of satire, providing a glimpse into the past that is both enlightening and entertaining.

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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... Continue reading book >>


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