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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, October 29, 1887   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, October 29, 1887 is a collection of satirical cartoons, articles, and humorous pieces that provide a glimpse into the political and social landscape of late 19th-century Britain. The witty commentary on contemporary events and figures, as well as the clever illustrations, showcase the sharp wit and irreverent humor that Punch was known for.

The variety of content in this volume ensures that there is something for everyone, from political commentary to lighthearted jokes. The illustrations are particularly engaging, adding another layer of humor to the already clever writing. Readers with an interest in history or a love of satire will find much to enjoy in this collection.

While some of the references may be dated for modern readers, the overall tone and humor of Punch, or the London Charivari, remain timeless. This volume is a valuable resource for anyone interested in British history, satire, or simply looking for a good laugh. Highly recommended for fans of clever humor and insightful social commentary.

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PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.

VOL. 93.

October 29th, 1887.

QUITE A LITTLE HOLIDAY.

EXTRACT FROM A GRAND OLD DIARY. MONDAY, OCT. 17.

Self, wife, and HERBERT started early to escape our kind hearted, clear headed admirers; so early, that I scarcely had time before leaving to write thirty post cards, seventy six pages of notes for my next magazine article, and to cut down half a dozen trees. Train announced to leave Chester at 10:30, but got off at the hour. This little joke (WATKIN'S notion) caused much amusement. Through opera glasses we could see bands of music, deputations, &c., constantly coming to the railway stations to meet our train after it had passed. Too bad! However, to prevent disappointment, and as CHAMBERLAIN has been imitating me and vulgarised my original idea, I knocked off some speeches, in pencil, and HERBERT threw them out of the window as fast as I could write them. So far as we could make out with a telescope, some of them reached their destination, and seemed to be well received.

[Illustration: Master Willie Gladstone "really enjoying, and in some measure appreciating and understanding," our Mr. Agnew's lectures on Art.

Vide Times Report, Oct. 18. ]

Awfully pleased to meet Mr. WILLIAM AGNEW at Manchester. Odd coincidence of Christian names... Continue reading book >>


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