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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, March 15, 1890   By:

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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, March 15, 1890 is a humorous and satirical magazine that offers a unique glimpse into the Victorian era. The illustrations are delightful and the articles are cleverly written, poking fun at the society and politics of the time.

The contributors to this volume showcase their wit and talent through a variety of subjects, ranging from current events to cultural trends. The magazine's ability to blend light-hearted humor with sharp social commentary makes it a compelling read for anyone interested in history or satire.

Overall, Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, March 15, 1890 is a charming and entertaining collection that provides a fascinating look at the world of 19th century London. It is a must-read for fans of British humor and those who appreciate a good laugh.

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MARCH 15, 1890.



Or, The Bull who knew his Business.


Jack Parker ("was a cruel boy, For mischief was his sole employ." Vide Miss JANE TAYLOR.)

Miss Lydia Banks ("though very young, Will never do what's rude or wrong." Ditto.)

Farmer Banks } By the Brothers GRIFFITHS. Farmer Banks's Bull }

Chorus of Farm Hands.

SCENE A Farmyard. R. a stall, from which the head of the Bull is visible above the half door. Enter Farmer BANKS with a cudgel .


Farmer B. (moodily).

When roots are quiet, and cereals are dull, I vent my irritation on the Bull.

[ We have Miss TAYLOR'S own authority for this rhyme .

Come hup, you beast! ( Opens stall and flourishes cudgel the Bull comes forward with an air of deliberate defiance. )

Oh, turning narsty, is he?

( Apologetically, to Bull. )

Another time will do! I see you're busy!

[ The Bull, after some consideration, decides to accept this retractation, and retreats with dignity to his stall, the door of which he carefully fastens after him. Exit Farmer BANKS, L., as LYDIA BANKS enters R... Continue reading book >>

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