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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 13, 1893   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 13, 1893 offers a fascinating glimpse into the social and political issues of the late 19th century. The satirical cartoons and witty commentary provide a unique perspective on the events and personalities of the time, making it a valuable resource for historians and those interested in the Victorian era. The variety of topics covered in each issue ensures that there is something for everyone, from the latest scandals to the most pressing political debates. Overall, Punch proves to be a witty and engaging read that sheds light on the cultural landscape of its day.

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VOLUME 104, MAY 13TH 1893

edited by Sir Francis Burnand



( Scene and Persons as usual. The Conversation has already begun. )

First Well informed Man ( concluding a tirade ). so what I want to know is this: are we or are we not to submit to the Yankees? It's all very well talking about Chicago Exhibitions and all that, but if they're going to capture our ships and prevent us killing seals, why, the sooner we tell 'em to go to blue blazes the better. And as for its being a mare clausum


Inquirer ( interrupting ). Who was she? What's she got to do with it?

First W. I. M. ( laughing vigorously ). Ha! ha! that's a good 'un.

Inquirer ( nettled ). Oh, laugh away, laugh away. That's you all over.

First W. I. M. My dear chap, I'm very sorry, but I really couldn't help it. There's no woman in the business at all. Mare clausum merely means the place where they catch the seals, you know; mare , Latin for sea.

Inquirer. Oh! I should have known that directly, if you'd only pronounced it properly. But what does clausum mean?

First W. I. M. Well, of course, that means well, a clause, don't you know. It's in the treaty.

Average Man ( looking up from his paper )... Continue reading book >>

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