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Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, March 19, 1892   By:

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Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, March 19, 1892 is a delightful collection of satirical cartoons, humorous essays, and sharp-witted commentary that provide a fascinating glimpse into the social and political issues of the late 19th century. The illustrations are clever and detailed, offering a visual commentary on topics ranging from the British monarchy to international affairs. The writing is equally engaging, with witty observations and clever wordplay that still resonate with readers today. While some of the references may be dated, overall the book remains a entertaining and insightful read for anyone interested in history, humor, or the power of satire. Highly recommended for fans of classic British comedy and political satire.

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VOL. 102.

March 19, 1892.



["The entire stock of Hansard's Parliamentary Debates ... was offered for sale. The vast collection, nearly 100,000 volumes, scarcely fetched the price of waste paper." Daily Paper .]

The Auctioneer exclaimed, "These Vols. Have neither fault nor blot. I think that I, without demur, May call them quite 'a lot.'

"Speeches by RUSSELL, PAM, and BRIGHT, Good for the heart and head. Take them as spoken; if you like, Pray take them, too, as read."

But when the Auction did begin, Bidders, alack! were lacking; Back numbers hove in sight in shoals, Yet seemed to have no backing.

"Then this," quoth he, "appears to be The dismal situation; Though from these speeches statesmen quote, For them there's no quotation.

"The eye has 'heavenly rhetoric,' Hear WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE cry; But heavenly rhetoric now, 'tis plain, Itself is all my eye.

"A penny! Really such a bid I can't allow to pass; A man who'd offer coppers here Must be composed of brass.

"'Progress' I cannot well 'report,' Unless this lot is bought in; The only progress seems to be, When there'll be no reportin'... Continue reading book >>

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