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Punch, or the London Charivari, May 6, 1914   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, May 6, 1914" is a delightful and humorous collection of satirical cartoons, poems, and articles that offer a fascinating glimpse into the social and political landscape of early 20th century England. The wit and clever commentary of the contributors make for an entertaining read, while also providing valuable insights into the concerns and attitudes of the time. The illustrations are charming and add an extra layer of humor to the publication. Overall, this edition of Punch is a delightful window into the past and a must-read for anyone interested in history, literature, or satire.

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VOL. 146.

May 6, 1914.


According to an official of the Imperial Japanese household, the poems composed by the late Dowager Empress of Japan numbered 30,000. But these were never published, and the Empress died universally respected.

A foolish hoax is said to have been perpetrated on the authorities at Dublin Castle. An anonymous communication informed them that a Dreadnought had been purchased by the Ulster loyalists, and would shortly make her appearance off the coast of Ireland disguised as an outrigger. Urgent instructions were in consequence issued to the coastguards not to be caught napping.

"I honestly hope," said General Villa, "that the Americans will bottle up Vera Cruz so tight that one can't even get water into it." But this surely would place America's teetotal navy in a very awkward predicament.

His Majesty King Ferdinand of Bulgaria has, a Paris newspaper informs us, purchased four elephants as pets. We trust that this is the beginning of the end of the toy dog craze. We have always considered elephants more interesting, and ladies no doubt will not be slow to realise that there is more effect to be got out of them.

The dogs which are to accompany his expedition are, Sir Ernest Shackleton states, coming to London and will spend some little time here... Continue reading book >>

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