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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, February 8, 1890   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, February 8, 1890 is a witty and satirical magazine that offers a glimpse into 19th century British society. The articles and illustrations provide a humorous commentary on current events, politics, and social norms of the time. The writing is clever and engaging, and the artwork is beautifully detailed. Readers who enjoy satire and historical humor will appreciate this collection of work from various contributors. Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, February 8, 1890 is a entertaining and insightful read that offers a unique perspective on Victorian-era culture.

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VOL. 98.

FEBRUARY 8, 1890.

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"Très volontiers," repartit le démon. "Vous aimez les tableaux changeans: je veux vous contenter."

Le Diable Boiteux.


"A Late Symposium! Yet they're not engaged In compotations. Argument hath raged Four hours by the dial; But zealotry of party, creed, or clique Marks not the clock, whilst of polemic pique There's one unvoided vial."

So smiled the Shade. Dusk coat and gleaming head, Viewed from above, before my gaze outspread Like a black sea bespotted With bare pink peaks of coral isles; all eyes Were fixed on one who reeled out rhapsodies In diction double shotted.

A long and lofty room, with pillars cold, And spacious walls of chocolate and gold; The solid sombre glory Of tint oppressive and of tasteless shine, Dear to the modern British Philistine, Saint, sceptic, Whig, or Tory.

"No Samson strength of intellect or taste Shall bow the pillars of this temple chaste Of ugliness and unction. What is't they argue lengthily and late? The flame of patriot passion for the State Fires this polemic function.

"A caitiff Government has done a thing To make its guardian angel droop her wing In sickened indignation: That is, has striven to strengthen its redoubts, Perfidious 'Ins,' to foil the eager 'Outs... Continue reading book >>

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