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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, March 5, 1919 is a witty and satirical collection of cartoons, jokes, and articles that provide a snapshot of British society in the early 20th century. The publication covers a wide range of topics, from politics and current events to everyday life and relationships.

The humor in Punch is sharp and clever, with many of the jokes still landing today. The cartoons are beautifully illustrated and add an extra layer of entertainment to the magazine. The writing is also well-crafted, filled with clever wordplay and observations that are sure to elicit a chuckle from readers.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, March 5, 1919 is a delightful read for anyone interested in British humor and history. It offers a unique and entertaining look at the world as it was nearly a century ago, while still managing to feel relevant and funny in the present day.

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PUNCH,

OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.

VOL. 156.

March 5, 1919.

CHARIVARIA.

"What is whisky?" asks an evening paper headline. Our memory is not what is was, but we have certainly seen the name somewhere.

"Bitter," says the Kölnische Zeitung , "is the taste of defeat." A reference, presumably, to the thirty thousand tons of American bacon sold to Germany by the Allies.

"The Octopus," said the Lord Mayor of DUBLIN in his inaugural address, "is showing its fangs." Meanwhile Cardinal GIBBONS is busy twisting the Lion's tentacles.

The owner of a mule found wandering at Walton on Thames is being advertised for. "Trooper," writing from Mesopotamia, says that if it had a portion of khaki breeching and a stirrup in its mouth it is probably the brute which slipped out of his hands about six months ago.

With regard to the man who was seen struggling in the river last week, the report that his house was immediately taken by a passer by is untrue. The man who pushed him in had got there first.

So much controversy has been caused by DE VALERA'S escape from prison that there is some idea of getting him to go back and do it again.

It is reported that just before his escape DE VALERA had been greatly affected by the account of some labour strike... Continue reading book >>


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