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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, March 25, 1893   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, March 25, 1893 offers a fascinating look into the humor and satire of the late 19th century. The collection of cartoons, articles, and poems provides a window into the social and political issues of the time, with clever commentary and sharp wit.

The illustrations are charming and full of detail, showcasing the talents of the artists of the era. The writing is witty and engaging, offering a mix of light-hearted entertainment and thought-provoking commentary on the events of the day.

While some of the humor may be dated for modern readers, there is still much to appreciate in this historical publication. It offers a glimpse of the past and a reminder of the timeless appeal of satire and comedy.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, March 25, 1893 is a delightful read for anyone interested in history, literature, or humor. Its blend of comedy and social commentary makes it a valuable addition to any collection of Victorian-era literature.

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PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.

Volume 104, March 25th 1893

edited by Sir Francis Burnand

[Illustration: THE PANGS OF MATRIMONY!!!

Casual Acquaintance. "HEAR YOU'RE TO BE MARRIED, MR. RIBBES. CONGRATULATE YOU!" Mr. Ribbes. "MUCH OBLIGED, BUT I DUNNO SO MUCH ABOUT CONGRATULATIONS. IT'S CORSTIN' ME A PRETTY PENNY, I TELL YER. MRS. RIBBES AS IS TO BE, SHE WANTS 'ER TROUSSEAU , YER KNOW; AN' THEN THERE'S THE FURNISHIN', AN' THE LICENCE, AN' THE PARSON'S FEES; AN' THEN I 'AVE TO GIVE 'ER AN' 'ER SISTER A BIT O' JOOL'RY A PIECE; AN' WOT WITH ONE THING AN' ANOTHER SHE'S A 'EAVY WOMAN, YER KNOW, THIRTEEN STUN ODD WELL, I RECKON SHE'LL 'A CORST ME PRETTY NEAR TWO AN' ELEVEN A POUND AFORE I GIT 'ER 'OME!"]

SMALL BY DEGREES.

A Story of Defiance not Defence.

There was once a Battalion of Volunteers with its full complement of field, company, and non commissioned officers, and rank and file. And according to experts the Regiment was a most valuable addition to the national defence. One day a General, covered over with gold lace and wearing a cocked hat, rode up to the Colonel and called him out.

"Colonel," said the General, "we are thinking of giving over your command to a C.O. of a Dépôt Centre. It won't interfere with you much and give you less to do... Continue reading book >>


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