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Punch or The London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 8, 1914 is a collection of satirical cartoons and humorous articles that provide a snapshot of the social and political issues of the time. The publication showcases the sharp wit and clever caricatures that have made Punch a beloved institution in British satire.

The cartoons in this volume are incredibly well-drawn and packed with subtle details that add layers of humor to each piece. The writers and illustrators manage to skewer the prominent figures and events of the day with finesse and an insightful eye, making the reader chuckle while also nodding in agreement with the commentary.

While some of the references may be a bit dated for modern readers, there is still plenty of timeless humor to be found in this collection. The articles are also well-written and provide additional context and commentary to complement the cartoons.

Overall, Punch or The London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 8, 1914 is a delightful read for anyone interested in historical satire and British humor. The clever wit and sharp observations found within its pages make it a valuable addition to any library.

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PUNCH,

OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.

VOLUME 147

July 8, 1914

CHARIVARIA.

LORD BRASSEY is said to be annoyed at the way in which his recent adventure at Kiel was exaggerated. He landed, it seems, on the mole of the Kaiser Dockyard, not noticing a warning to trespassers and certain of our newspapers proceeded at once to make a mountain out of the mole.

Mr. ROOSEVELT'S American physician, Dr. ALEXANDER LAMBERT, has confirmed the advice of his European physicians that the EX PRESIDENT must have four months' rest and must keep out of politics absolutely for that period; and it is said that President WILSON is also of the opinion that the distinguished invalid owes it to his country to keep quiet for a time.

At the farewell banquet to Lord GLADSTONE members of the Labour Unions surrounded the hotel and booed loudly with a view to making the speeches inaudible. As the first serious attempt to protect diners from an orgy of oratory this incident deserves recording.

There appear to have been some amusing misfits in the distribution of prizes at the recent Midnight Ball. For example a young lady of pronounced sobriety, according to The Daily Chronicle , secured a case of whisky and went about asking if she could get it changed for perfume... Continue reading book >>


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