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Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 101, July 11, 1891   By:

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Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 101, July 11, 1891 is a delightful collection of satirical and humorous sketches that provide a glimpse into the culture and society of late 19th century London. The magazine covers a wide range of topics, from politics and social issues to everyday life, with a sharp wit and keen insight.

The illustrations accompanying the articles are charming and add an extra layer of humor to the text. The writing is clever and engaging, making it a pleasure to read from cover to cover.

While some of the references may be outdated for modern readers, there is still plenty to enjoy in this volume. Fans of British humor and history will find this collection a fascinating look into the past.

Overall, Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 101, July 11, 1891 is a well-crafted and entertaining read that showcases the wit and wisdom of the era. Highly recommended for anyone interested in British satire and comedy.

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VOL. 101.

July 11, 1891.



SCENE The Park, near Cumberland Gate, on almost any fine afternoon. Behind the rails separating the turf from the paths, Orators, Preachers, and Reciters are holding forth, for the delectation of small groups, who are mostly engaged in discussing some totally different subject. A set debate, with a time limit, and a purely ornamental Chairman, is in progress between a Parnellite and an Anti Parnellite. The reader will kindly imagine himself to be passing slowly along the line.

A Youthful Socialist ( haranguing the usual crowd of well to do loungers, and working himself up to the requisite white heat of factitious fury ). And what are these Capitalists? I'll tell yer. Jest a lot o' greedy gobblers and profit mongering sharks, as eat up the smaller fry. And what are you ? Why, you're the small fish as eat mud and let yourselves be gobbled! ( The crowd accept this definition of themselves with perfect gaiety and good humour. ) Some will tell yer that these lazy, idle loafers, work as hard as what we do ourselves. ( Derisive laughter at this ridiculous idea. ) Mind yer, I'm not saying they don't. Honly , the 'arder they work, the worse it is for us; because the more they work the more they rob ! That's what they send their sons to Oxford and to Cambridge as was built and endowed for the benefit of us, the labourin' classes for... Continue reading book >>

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