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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, 1890.05.10   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, 1890.05.10" offers a collection of witty and satirical pieces that provide a snapshot of the Victorian era. The magazine covers a range of topics, from politics and society to entertainment and culture, with a keen eye for humor and irony. The illustrations and cartoons add an extra layer of enjoyment to this magazine, creating a visually engaging reading experience. Overall, "Punch" serves as a valuable historical resource for understanding the attitudes and perspectives of the time, while also entertaining readers with its clever wit and sharp insight.

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MAY 10, 1890.


( A Fancy Sketch of the Possible. )

It was the first day under the operation of the new Act. Everyone was a little nervous about the outcome, and JOHN JONES, the Barrister, was no exception to the general rule. At three o'clock he was in the full swing of an impassioned appeal to the Jury.

"I beg your pardon, Mr. JONES," said the Judge, glancing at the clock, "but I am afraid I must interrupt you. I cannot hear you any longer."

"But, my Lord, I have not touched upon a third of the case. I can assure you my remarks shall be as brief as possible."

"That is not the point, Mr. JONES," replied his Lordship. "I am following your argument with the liveliest interest, and I am sure that all you would wish to say would be of the greatest possible service to your client; but unfortunately I happen to know that you prepare your cases in the early hours of the morning. Now, you know the law as well I do. If you have not been at work to day for eight hours, of course I shall be happy to hear; but if you have "

"As your Lordship pleases," said poor JONES, and he gathered up his papers, and left the Court.

"Just in time, Sir," observed the attendant in the robing room, as he put the Barrister's wig in its box, and assisted him to divest himself of his gown... Continue reading book >>

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