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Supplement To "Punch, Or The London Charivari."—October 14, 1914 "Punch" and the Prussian Bully   By:

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TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE: Bold type is indicated thus: =The Prussian Bully.= And italics so: 1857 1914.

SUPPLEMENT TO "PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI." OCTOBER 14, 1914.

"PUNCH" and the PRUSSIAN BULLY

Illustration: January 10, 1857.

=The Prussian Bully disturbs the Peace of Europe.=

1857 1914.

"PUNCH" OFFICE, 10 BOUVERIE STREET, LONDON, E.C.

Illustration: =THE REWARD OF (DE)MERIT.=

KING PUNCH PRESENTETH PRUSSIA WITH THE ORDER OF "ST. GIBBET."

May 7, 1864.

=The Prussian Bully tears up a "scrap of paper" pledging him to respect the integrity of Denmark.=

Illustration: =JACK ON THE CRISIS.=

"BLOW IT, BILL! WE CAN'T BE EXPECTED TO FIGHT A LOT O' LUBBERLY SWABS LIKE HIM. WE'LL KICK 'EM, IF THAT'LL DO."

July 2, 1864.

=The Prussian Bully gives great offence to England.=

Illustration: =BRIGANDS DIVIDING THE SPOILS.=

August 13, 1864.

=The Prussian Bully takes his share of the plunder.=

Illustration: =CHECK TO THE KING.=

Bismarck ( reads from 3,000 Citizens of Cologne ). "IN VIEW OF THE MISERABLE CONDITION OF THE COUNTRY IN VIEW OF A CIVIL WAR, WITH ITS ATTENDANT SUFFERINGS AND FEARFUL CALAMITIES ... WE COUCH A SOLEMN PROTEST AGAINST ENGAGING IN SUCH A WAR...."

King of Prussia. "WHAT IS THAT? DARE MY SUBJECTS OBJECT TO BE SLAUGHTERED! WHAT NEXT, I WONDER?"

June 2, 1866.

=The Prussian Bully declares his intention of making war on Austria.=

Illustration: =PEACE AND NO PIECES!=

BISMARCK. "PARDON, MON AMI; BUT WE REALLY CAN'T ALLOW YOU TO PICK UP ANYTHING HERE."

NAP ( the Chiffonnier ). "PRAY DON'T MENTION IT, M'SIEU! IT'S NOT OF THE SLIGHTEST CONSEQUENCE."

August 25, 1866.

=The Prussian Bully refuses to allow France to rectify her frontier.=

Illustration: ="TO BE SOLD."=

Emperor Napoleon: "I A HAVE MADE AN OFFER TO MY FRIEND HERE, AND...."

The Man in Possession: "NO, HAVE YOU, THOUGH? I RATHER THINK I WAS THE PARTY TO APPLY TO."

Emperor Napoleon: "OH, INDEED! AH! THEN IN THAT CASE I'LL BUT IT'S OF NO CONSEQUENCE."

May 4, 1867.

=The Prussian Bully objects to being turned out of Luxemburg.=

Illustration: =GAUL TO THE NEW CÆSAR.=

"DEFIANCE, EMPEROR, WHILE I HAVE STRENGTH TO HURL IT!"

December 17, 1870.

=The Prussian Bully has no pity for France.=

Illustration: =EXCESSIVE BAIL.=

Justice ( to Bismarck ). "YOUR CLIENT WAS ASSAULTED, AND YOU ASK THAT THE DEFENDANT 'SHALL BE BOUND OVER TO KEEP THE PEACE FOR MANY YEARS.' BUT I CANNOT SANCTION A DEMAND FOR EXORBITANT SECURITIES."

February 18, 1871.

=The Prussian Bully demands from France the cession of Alsace and Lorraine and an Indemnity of £200,000,000.=

Illustration: =ENTER BISMARCK.=

"I SPEAK OF PEACE, WHILE COVERT ENMITY, UNDER THE SMILE OF SAFETY, WOUNDS THE WORLD; AND WHO BUT 'BISMARCK,' WHO BUT ONLY I, MAKE FEARFUL MUSTERS AND PREPARED DEFENCE."

Henry the Fourth, Part II. ( Induction. )

February 18, 1888.

=The Prussian Bully speaks of Peace and prepares for War.=

Illustration: =DROPPING THE PILOT.=

March 29, 1890.

=The Prussian Bully has no further use for Prince Bismarck.=

Illustration: ="NANA WOULD NOT GIVE ME A BOW WOW!"=

[The German Emperor is reported to have said, "It was impossible for me to anticipate the rejection of the Army Bills, so fully did I rely upon the patriotism of the Imperial Diet to accept them unreservedly... Continue reading book >>


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