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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, April 8, 1893   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, April 8, 1893" is a collection of satirical and humorous pieces from the nineteenth century publication. The articles and cartoons are a fascinating glimpse into the social, political, and cultural landscape of the time.

The writing is clever and witty, poking fun at various aspects of Victorian society with keen insight and sharp humor. The illustrations are also well done, adding to the overall entertainment value of the publication.

While some of the references may be dated and unfamiliar to modern readers, the overarching themes of human nature and society remain relevant and engaging. Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, April 8, 1893" is a delightful read for fans of satire and British humor.

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VOL. 104.

APRIL 8, 1893.

Edited by Sir Francis Burnand



FLEACATCHER. Yes, the trout in the river Itching (this is the only correct spelling) are red, and, before they are boiled, raw. The best method of catching them is to tickle them. When you have hooked an Itching trout, you first scratch him, and then cook him.

NOVICE. We only knew one man who could make a decent rod, and he died twenty years ago. Remember the old adage so dear to IZAAK, Qui parcit virgæ spoliat puerum . For instructions as to use of implement, and translation of Latin, apply to any head master. Failure in the latter will inevitably lead to application of the former. Then pause for reflection, but don't sit down .

SPOOK. What on earth is the use of applying to us about a phantom? We never keep one on the premises. Try personal interview with W. T. STEAD, who has a fine selection, JULIA being specially effective. Why do you ask if we generally spin? Not having been born a top, we prefer walking.

CONTEMPLATIVE. (1) It's absolutely useless offering us these paltry inducements to betray the secrets of our skill. We are we hope we may say it without undue pride an All Round Angler, and we are not going to be squared by a bait of that kind... Continue reading book >>

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