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Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, September 3, 1887   By:

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"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, September 3, 1887" is a fantastic collection of satirical cartoons, articles, and jokes that perfectly capture the wit and humor of the late 19th century. The illustrations are beautifully detailed and the writing is clever and sharp. It's amazing to see how the humor from over a century ago still resonates today. This volume offers a fascinating glimpse into the past and is a must-read for anyone interested in history, comedy, or British culture. Overall, it's a delightful and entertaining read that will leave you chuckling and appreciating the timeless art of satire.

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edited by Sir Francis Burnand


3 P.M. Arrive at Starmouth the retired Watering place at which I propose to write the Nautical Drama that is to render me famous and wealthy. Leave luggage at Station, and go in search of lodgings. Hotel out of the question table d'hôte quite fatal to inspiration. On the Esplanade, noting likely places with critical eye. Perhaps I am a little fastidious. What I should really like is a little cottage; two bow windows, clematis on porch, flagstaff, and cannon (if it wouldn't go off) in front. I could achieve immortality in a place like that. Sea view, of course, indispensable . Must be within sight of the ever changing ocean, within hearing of "the innumerable laughter of the waves" I know what the phrase means , though I shouldn't like to have to explain it, and the waves just now are absolutely roaring.

[Illustration: Down by the Sea.]

3·15. Still noting; plenty of time, and Starmouth "all before me where to choose." More than a mile of Esplanade, and several brass plates and cards advertising "Apartments." Must be cautious not throw the handkerchief in a hurry. Haven't seen the ideal place yet .

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