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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, July 18, 1917   By:

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I had the pleasure of reading Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, July 18, 1917 and was thoroughly impressed by the wit and humor present in this collection. The satirical cartoons and written pieces provide a window into the social and political landscape of the time, offering commentary on various current events and topics.

The illustrations are engaging and well-executed, adding an extra layer of entertainment to the reading experience. The writing is sharp and clever, showcasing the talented contributors behind this publication.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, July 18, 1917 is a delightful and engaging read for anyone interested in history, satire, or British culture. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the past while also remaining relevant and entertaining in its humor. I highly recommend this collection to anyone looking for a good laugh and some insightful commentary.

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VOL. 153.

July 18, 1917.


It is reported that the Emperor of CHINA has joined the Boy Scoot movement.

Some explanation of the KAISER'S anxiety for peace and the GERMAN CHANCELLOR'S statement in the Reichstag has just come to hand. It appears from The Boston Christian Science Monitor that Mr. CHARLIE CHAPLIN is about to join the Army on the side of the Allies.

A baker has been fined ten shillings for selling War bread which was overweight, thereby unnecessarily endangering the lives of his customers.

Cigars in Germany are now being made of cabbage or hay flavoured with strawberry leaves. Another march is thus stolen on British manufacturers, most of whom still cling obstinately to the superstition that a slight flavour of tobacco is necessary.

"How pathetic it is to see six small farmers sending six small carts with six small consignments along the same road to the same station twice a day," said Lord SELBORNE at the Agricultural Organisation Society. Almost as pathetic as seeing six fat middlemen making six fat profits before the stuff reaches the consumer.

We fear that some of our Metropolitan magistrates are losing their dash. At a police court last week a man who pretended to foretell the future was fined two pounds, and the magistrate forgot to ask the prisoner to prophesy how much he was going to be fined... Continue reading book >>

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