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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 19, 1916   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 19, 1916" is a fascinating collection of satirical and humorous essays, cartoons, and illustrations that provide a unique insight into the social and political issues of the time. The writers and artists of the magazine do not hold back in their critiques of societal norms and conventions, using wit and clever wordplay to make their points. The publication is a window into the past, offering readers a glimpse of the concerns and opinions of people living in the early 20th century. Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 19, 1916" is a thought-provoking and entertaining read for anyone interested in history, humor, and satire.

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PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI

VOL. 150

JANUARY 19, 1916.

CHARIVARIA.

In a description of Lord KITCHENER'S home at Broome Park we read that on the way there one passes a kind of crater known by the rustics as "Old England's Hole." And a little farther on you come to the man who got Old England out of it.

A German professor advocates the appointment of State matrimonial agents. Elderly and experienced ladies and gentlemen should be employed to bring young people together, and "unostentatiously to give them practical counsel, conveying their remarks tactfully, and in such a way as not to awaken the spirit of contradiction found in youthful minds;" paying due regard, moreover, to theories of eugenics and heredity. The Winged Boy disguised as an antique German professor makes an attractive picture.

Some anxiety was caused in America by the news that the FORD Peace party was to meet in the Zoo at the Hague. But they have all emerged safely.

The Governor of South Carolina, who was one of the members of this heroic mission, left the Hague in a great hurry and returned to America before the rest of the delegates. Much curiosity is expressed as to what the Governor of North Carolina will have to say to him on this occasion.

In spite of the Government's official discouragement of any further rise in wages a demand for an increase of no less than 33 1/3 per cent, has been made by the "knockers up" in the Manchester district... Continue reading book >>


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