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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 19th, 1914   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 19th, 1914 is a satirical magazine that provides a humorous take on the events of its time. The issue from August 19th, 1914, features a collection of witty cartoons, articles, and jokes that poke fun at various aspects of society and politics.

The magazine offers a unique perspective on the world during the early 20th century, particularly during the outbreak of World War I. The illustrations are cleverly drawn and the writing is sharp and witty, making for an entertaining and thought-provoking read.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 19th, 1914 is a must-read for fans of satire and those interested in the historical events of the time. It is a fun and engaging look at the world as it was over a century ago, and a reminder that humor can be a powerful tool in understanding the complexities of society.

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AUGUST 19th 1914.



"It's a big ship" (I could overhear Ethel's voice through the open nursery window). "I know perfectly well it is. It's one of the Cunarders."

"Well, you're quite wrong then," (this from Jack). "It was passed through Parliament. You can't pass a ship through Parliament."

"It's the sister ship to the Lusitania so there!"

Joan's thoughtful voice intervened.

"I can tell you what it is," she said. "It's a place for burying people a sort of big tomb where they put dead kings. There's one at Windsor."

Curiously enough I was myself at the moment rather puzzled as to what it was and how it worked.

"Do you know, William," I said to my host, "that you are owing me ten pounds and I've got to get home to day, and I've no money?"

"Oh, but I shan't pay it now," he replied shamelessly.

"Why not?"

"I'm going to put a Moratorium on you. I don't know, of course, if that's quite the correct phrase. The thing is new to me. But at least I can see how it works. You had better try James. He owes you five, and he never reads the papers, so he may not have heard of it... Continue reading book >>

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