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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, December 27, 1890" is a collection of satirical essays, cartoons, and literary pieces that provide a fascinating glimpse into the social and political issues of late 19th-century England. The sharp wit and humor found in the pages of this volume make it a compelling read for anyone interested in the history of satire.

The contributors to this volume tackle a wide range of topics, from the foibles of everyday life to the follies of the ruling class. The cartoons are particularly enjoyable, offering a visual commentary on the events of the time that is both clever and incisive. The prose pieces are equally engaging, with writers like Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson offering their take on the issues of the day.

Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, December 27, 1890" is a valuable resource for historians and literature enthusiasts alike. It provides a window into the cultural landscape of Victorian England and serves as a reminder of the enduring power of satire to critique and challenge the status quo.

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VOL. 99.

December 27, 1890.

[Illustration: 'DRESSED CRAB']


The origin of the phrase, Le Coup de Jarnac , is interesting, and the story is well told by Mr. MAC DOWALL in Mac millan's Magazine . Good, this, for "The Two Macs."


In The Argosy , edited by Mr. CHARLES WOOD, there are two good most seasonable Ghost Stories, by CHARLES W. WOOD, the "Rev. F.O.W." The first is not new, as there is a similar legend attached to several old Manor Houses, one of a Sussex Family House, the Baron had first hand, from a witness on the premises. It lacked corroboration at the time, and is likely to do so.

The Letters passing between a fine young English Cantab, "all of the modern style," and his family at home, are uncommonly amusing. Harry Fludyer at Cambridge is the title of the book, published by CHATTO AND WINDUS. Well, to quote the ancient witticism in vogue tempore EDOUARDI RECTI et DON PAOLO BEDFORDI (the great Adelphoi, or rather the great "Fill Adelphians," as they were once called), "Things is werry much as they used to was" at Cambridge, and University life of to day differs very little from that of yesterday, or the day before, or the day before that. " Hæc olim meminisse juvabit ," when, half a century hence, the rollicking author of these letters which, by the way, first appeared in The Granta is telling his Minimus what "a dog," he, the writer, was, and what "a day he used to have," in the merry time that's past and gone... Continue reading book >>

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