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VOLUME 105, JULY 29TH 1893

edited by Sir Francis Burnand



Mr. PUNCH has much pleasure in recommending the following Prospectus to the notice of parents desirous of finding a thoroughly practical school where boys are educated according to the real requirements of modern life.


Mr. J. PEN RULLOX, M.A. Cambs., and the Rev. WILFRID BAILS, B.A. Oxon, receive pupils to prepare for the great public schools and universities.

The well known qualifications of Mr. PEN RULLOX, who rowed stroke in his university boat in the celebrated race at Amwell in 1878, and of the Rev. Mr. BAILS, who played for Oxford in the famous university match in the Common Fields in 1882, will be sufficient guarantee that the boys will be thoroughly well instructed.

Besides Rowing, Cricket, and Football; Swimming, Racquets, Boxing, and Hockey, are specially attended to by competent Assistant Masters, under the personal supervision of the Principals.

Billiards, Lawn tennis, Poker, Nurr and Spell, and some other minor games, now too frequently neglected in the education of youth, will find their due place in the curriculum of Cloanthus House.

It is in contemplation, should a sufficient number of boys show a marked inclination for such studies, to engage a Board school Master, of approved competence, to direct literary and scientific work.

Terms, inclusive, £250 per annum, payable in advance: the only extras at present being Reading, Writing, Polo, and Arithmetic.

Reference is kindly permitted to the following: The Right Rev. the Bishop of ISTHMIA; the Editor of the Sporting Life ; the Rev. R. E. D. HORGAN, M.A., Jesurum Col., Cambs; the Sports Editor of the Field ; the Warden of Mortlake College, Putney; Dr. S. A. GRACE, LL.D.; the Hon. and Rev. HURLINGHAM PEEL.


( A long way after Tennyson. )

Break, break, break, O voice on that clear top C! And I would that my throat could utter High notes as they used to be.

O well for old BUNDLECOOP'S boy That he still shouts his full round A! O well for that tow headed lad That he sings in his old clear way.

And the anthems still go on With boy trebles sharp and shrill; But O for my "compass," so high and grand, And the voice that I used to trill!

Break, break, break, Like a creaky old gate, top C! But the high treble notes of a voice that is cracked, Will never come back to me!


THE WHITE CURRENCY QUESTION. Can nothing be done to prevent the Indian VICEROY from carrying out his monstrous proposal about the Rupee? I was just off to Bombay (having recently completed a period of enforced seclusion in Devonshire, occasioned by a too successful competition with a monopolist Mint) on the strength of a newspaper paragraph that "Free Coining of Silver" was permitted in that happy land. Free Coining! In my opinion it beats "Free Education" hollow, and is just what I have always wanted. I felt that my fortune was made, when suddenly the news comes that the free coinage business is stopped. What an injustice! In the name of the down trodden Hindoo, to whom my specially manufactured nickel and tin Rupee would have been quite a new revelation, I protest against this interference with the immemorial customs of our Oriental fellow subjects. JEREMIAH D'IDDLA.

CONTRIBUTED BY OUR OWN WELSH HARPER'S MAGAZINE. With the AP MORGANS, AP RHYS, AP JONES, and many others, Wales is the ideal "'Appy Land."


( By a future Lord Chancellor. )

The close of the season, the close of the season, It leaves a man rifled of rhino and reason; And now, with hot rain and a westerly breeze on, I don't opine racketing London agrees on The whole with Society... Continue reading book >>

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