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"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, July 2, 1892" is a collection of satirical and humorous illustrations and written pieces that provide a glimpse into the societal issues and political atmosphere of the late 19th century. The magazine covers a wide range of topics, from current events to popular culture, all with a sharp wit and clever commentary.

The contributors to "Punch" showcase their talent for using humor to criticize the establishment and challenge societal norms. The illustrations are particularly engaging, adding visual depth to the satire and enhancing the overall reading experience.

While some of the language and references may feel outdated to modern readers, the underlying themes of social commentary and political satire remain relevant. The magazine offers a fascinating look into the past and serves as a reminder that humor can be a powerful tool for questioning authority and bringing about change.

Overall, "Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, July 2, 1892" is a delightful read for history enthusiasts, fans of satire, and anyone interested in exploring the intersection of humor and social critique.

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PUNCH,

OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.

VOL. 102.

July 2, 1892.

OPERATIC NOTES.

[Illustration: Ancient Brass Work, in memory of Wagner the Great Worker in Brass.]

Wednesday. WAGNER. Vainly the Daughters of the River, representing the floating capital of the Banks of the Rhine, cry "Woa! Woa!" The orchestra, under the direction of Herr MAHLER, takes no notice of them, but goes on Wagnerianly, inexorably. Thus swimmingly we reach Walhall where the fire god Loge has a logement with very heavy insurance. Wotan and Loge in search of the gold. Then we meet the Nibelungs and the Nibelights , all livers under a water cure system; and then it's like a musical nightmare Alberich changes himself into a toad and is towed off as a prisoner. Fafner settles Fasolt by a drum head Court Martial, so that Fafner gets the golden honey, and Fasolt gets the whacks and please, Sir, I don't know any more but some of the music is running river like and lovely, more is puzzling, and much of it must remind Sir DRURIOLANUS of the rum tum tiddy iddy iddy um bang whack of a great Drury Pantomime. House full; Duke and Duchess of EDINBURGH, with Princess MARIE and Crown Prince of ROUMANIA, enjoying themselves Wagnerially and Rou manically.

Saturday. Le Prophète. JOHN DE RESZKÉ not up to his usual form as the Sporting Prophet; but his little Brother EDWARD, and Messieurs MONTARIOL and CASTELMARY, first rate as the three conspiring undertakers... Continue reading book >>


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