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Puppets at Large Scenes and Subjects from Mr Punch's Show   By: (1856-1934)

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Puppets at Large

Puppets at Large

Scenes and Subjects From Mr. Punch's Show.

By F. Anstey Author of "Vice Versa," "Voces Populi," &c., &c.

With Illustrations by J. Bernard Partridge

London Bradbury, Agnew, & Co. Ld., Bouverie St., E.C. 1897



PAGE Doing a Cathedral 1 The Instantaneous Process 13 In the Cause of Charity 27 The Classical Scholar in Reduced Circumstances 43 Rus in Urbe 51 Catching the Early Boat 61 Society's Next Craze 71 An Ideal Interviewer 83 Saturday Night in the Edgware Road 91 The "Model Husband" Contest 101 The Courier of the Hague 109 Feeling their Way 119 A Testimonial Manqué 131 The Model Democracy 145 By Parliamentary 159 The Farming of the Future 167 A Dialogue on Art 177 The Old Love and the New 189 A Doll's Diary 201 Elevating the Masses 219 Bookmakers on the Beach 231 'Igher Up! 243 At a Highland Cattle Auction 257 The Country of Cockaigne 265


PAGE "What did 'e want to go and git the fair 'ump about?" 11 "What's she got hold of now?" 21 "You have lofty ambitions and the artistic temperament" 37 "They ain't on'y a lot o' sheep! I thought it was reciters, or somethink o' that" 55 "Mokestrians" 75 "Dear, dear! not a county family!" 125 "Well, he's had a sharp lesson, there's no denying that" 135 "None of your humour here, mind!" 155 "I cann't get nothen done to 'en till the weather's a bit more hopen like" 171 "They haven't the patiensh for it" 183 "It must be a sort of animal, I suppose" 193 "I see him standing on the very brink of the precipice" 209 "To night is ours!" 225 "Why the blazes don't ye take it?" 239 "Thash where 'tis, yer come on me too late!" 251 "'Ere, Florrie, you ain't croying , are yer?" 271




The interior of Dulchester Cathedral. TIME About 12.30. The March sunshine slants in pale shafts through the clerestory windows, leaving the aisles in shadow. From without, the cawing of rooks and shouts of children at play are faintly audible. By the West Door, a party of Intending Sightseers have collected, and the several groups, feeling that it would be a waste of time to observe anything in the building until officially instructed to do so, are engaged in eyeing one another with all the genial antipathy and suspicion of true born Britons... Continue reading book >>

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