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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, January 31, 1891   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, January 31, 1891" is a delightful collection of humorous and satirical sketches, poems, and illustrations that provide a fascinating insight into the social and political issues of 19th century England. The writing is clever and witty, showcasing the sharp wit and keen observations of the authors and artists involved in creating this iconic publication. The illustrations are equally entertaining, adding an extra layer of humor to the already amusing content. Overall, this volume of Punch is a captivating and entertaining read that is sure to delight fans of satire and comedy, as well as those interested in the history of British humor.

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PUNCH,

OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.

VOL. 100.

January 31, 1891.

VOCES POPULI.

A ROW IN THE PIT; OR, THE OBSTRUCTIVE HAT.

SCENE The Pit during Pantomime Time.

The Overture is beginning.

[Illustration]

An Over heated Matron ( to her Husband ). Well, they don't give you much room in 'ere, I must say. Still, we done better than I expected, after all that crushing. I thought my ribs was gone once but it was on'y the umbrella's. You pretty comfortable where you are, eh. Father?

Father . Oh, I'm right enough, I am.

Jimmy ( their Son; a small boy, with a piping voice ). If Father is, it's more nor what I am. I can't see, Mother, I can't!

His Mother . Lor' bless the boy! there ain't nothen to see yet; you'll see well enough when the Curting goes up. ( Curtain rises on opening scene ). Look, JIMMY, ain't that nice, now? All them himps dancin' round, and real fire comin' out of the pot which I 'ope it's quite safe and there's a beautiful fairy just come on, dressed so grand, too!

Jimmy . I can't see no fairy nor yet no himps no nothen! [ He whimpers .

His Mother ( annoyed ). Was there ever such a aggravating boy to take anywheres! Set quiet, do, and don't fidget, and look at the hactin'!

Jimmy . I tell yer I can't see no hactin', Mother... Continue reading book >>


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